Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Direction: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage
Music: Carter Burwell
Cinematographer: Ben Davis
Editor: Jon Gregory
Genre: Drama, Crime
What is it about: It’s a drama film which revolves around a grieving mother, who goes on doing something unusual, what happens during that course forms the crux of the story directed by Martin McDonagh.
Why it’s disappointing: This definitely stays put for this movie.
What to watch out for: You may have seen a film on the lines of this genre. But this one just digs deep in to your heart. You may ask what makes this stand out. It’s nothing but its approach in handling intense emotions which was natural and gut wrenching. It was explicitly emotional which wells you up and leaves a lump in your throat. The way director handled the subject was great and the writing was brilliant. It had few moments which you may not forget and remember this film forever. That’s the effect it leaves on you, and it doesn’t fade out.
The characters were chosen really well, Frances McDormand as Mildred was brilliant. Few words of appreciation doesn’t do justice to her performance. It surpass the calibre and delivers a strong impact.
Woody Harrelson as Willoughby did a great job. But you can’t let go of Sam Rockwell as Dixon, he just imprints on your mind. The variation in his character was meticulously handled, which unfolds beautifully and performed with great diligence.
The supporting cast was tastefully chosen as well, for instance Caleb Landry Jones as Red Welby he was witty and had a peculiar flavour. Abbie Cornish as Anne was subtle. Peter Dinklage as James, you will be surprised to see him in such a grounded character after the fete he had with GOT.
The cinematography by Ben Davis was intense and he kept the sanity of the subject and didn’t overexpose it. It was precisely edited by Jon Gregory. Carter Burwell’s score was perfectly enveloped.
Verdict: Martin McDonagh, did an impeccable job in displaying pain in its gruesome manner. You would flinch a bit, but might relate when it comes to it. Don’t miss this for anything, catch this at a cinema near you.