Wow, Three Billboards is a mess. I don’t even know where to start. Overly-long and nonsensical plot, awkward and uneven writing, and endless unnecessary casual racism and bigotry, often as comic relief. Why is a small-town sheriff in Missouri married to an Australian model 20 years younger than him? What’s up with that ending? How are any of these characters and their actions remotely believable? How did this thing get nominated for best picture and screenplay? I’m stumped.
@andybaio at least it inspired activists to protest with the three billboard format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing%2C_Missouri#Impact
@andybaio hmm, that movie is on my “to watch”-list, but now I’m having second thoughts. :-/
@andybaio To top it off, Ebbing isn’t even a real place.
@andybaio I liked it OK as an Irish provocateur's polemic about police violence and the metastatic power of grief, but the grest Kam Collins gets to the nut of why the movie's on shaky legs overall. https://www.theringer.com/movies/2017/11/8/16623634/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-film-review-frances-mcdormandhttps://www.theringer.com/movies/2017/11/8/16623634/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-film-review-frances-mcdormand
@andybaio yikes... glad I skipped it 😬
@andybaio The Pop Culture Happy Hour episode about that movie was fascinating, given how much praise there was elsewhere for it. https://www.npr.org/series/pop-culture-happy-hour/2017/12/01/567291457/pop-culture-happy-hour-revenge-redemption-and-three-billboards
@andybaio Man, I loved that film so much. Didn't think it was overly long (and that is saying something, since I ALWAYS think movies are too long). The casual racism from Sam Rockwell's character felt very real, especially these days. Woody Harrelson's wife was definitely odd casting - I thought she was his daughter at first.
Loved the acting from top to bottom. Loved Harrelsons arc. Movie kept twisting and turning in interesting ways. Every time I thought I knew where it was going, it shifted. There were a couple bits that didn't quite land (I don't know where you can throw someone out a window with no real consequences, even if you are a cop), but I was enraptured the whole time. I wonder if its best served on the big screen. I saw it on a plane later & it didnt hit as hard.
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