Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

DVD - 2018
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After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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COURIER3
May 27, 2018

Frances McDormand deserved the OSCAR. Too many "F" bombs. Lots of surprises,

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firefly5
May 27, 2018

Too much swearing and many crude words were used in this film. The excessive use of the "f" word does absolutely nothing to tell a story.

This movie is based on a true story, the acting was well done and it received numerous Oscar nominations. I could only give it 2 1/2 stars because of the language.

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andreajesse
May 26, 2018

I don't get it. I don't get why such a fuss was made over this movie. I actually found it kind of offensive and not because of the portrayals of racists in the south, but maybe because that stereotype is overdone and how the biggest racist among them could just turn on a dime and become a hero in the end - kind of unlikely. And is Missouri really the south anyway? The overplayed accents would make you think so. Sam Rockwell plays Dixon, the about-faced racist, and he won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for it. I'm not saying he is a bad actor, but that character was bordering on ridiculous. And the subject here is serious. Mildred's (Frances McDormand) daughter was raped and murdered and, according to her, the police have done little to solve the crime. Mildred is hard-boiled. It's a one-note character. It is not a character worthy of the Oscar she won for it. She is a brilliant actress. Her 1997 Oscar for Fargo was well-deserved for that off-beat character. I suppose with the "Me Too" movement happening in Tinseltown, Hollywood felt compelled to honor a strong woman who stands up to male authority figures and I'm all for that too, but this film really falls flat and has nothing to say. The only saving grace was Woody Harrelson as Police Chief Willoughby. Not only is his southern accent real, but his character is the only one that seems genuine and his is the only story-line that offers an authentic dramatic element. His screen time is minimal though and he did not win his Best Supporting Actor nomination.

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voisjoe1_0
May 26, 2018

Just shy of a masterpiece. Is this film a perfect example of sardonic humor? If you like this film, I suspect you will also like the excellent film by the same director, "In Bruges."

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slarsen
May 24, 2018

I just love Frances McDormand, and she did not disappoint me. I really liked this movie though buckle up; much violence as well ripe and raw obscenity. In fact I don't think they completed a sentence without an expletive. It's a little dark but I do recommend it to those who aren't easily unnerved.

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greatflicks
May 24, 2018

A good story with some good acting. Some parts a bit stretched like when was the last time someone carried in their car a very large fire extinguisher? But very well done and definitely worth the time spent watching it.

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Merenwen
May 17, 2018

Finally, an Oscar winner that lives up to the acclaim. I was worried that I would hate this after I was so let down by Lady Bird, but this did not disappoint.

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downingenator
May 17, 2018

Great movie and EXCELLENT soundtrack.

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lottway
May 16, 2018

If you didn't like Fargo, you'll like this one even less.

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u2squirrel
May 15, 2018

A really great film. It wasn't really set up like most movies, with the structure of start, story, climax, end; instead it was a roller coaster of emotions and instead of focusing just on the story, was really about the characters. I thought it was beautiful, also it had a great soundtrack. Stellar performances all around.

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Real-life story of the father who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards with his messages to the 'corrupt' police who 'botched' the case of his raped and strangled daughter (and it's not in Missouri)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5316567/Real-life-murder-story-inspired-Three-Billboards-film.html

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Present throughout the film

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Many many quotes including racial slurs in IMDb already. Thanks to the posters who shared them:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027774/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Lyrics to the "Last Rose Of Summer":
'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead

So soon may I follow when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
This bleak world alone

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