“It’s a source of great pain to me and it would break my heart to think you thought I didn’t care. ‘Cause I did care. There are just some cases, where you never catch a break. Then 5 years down the line, some guy hears some other guy braggin’ about it in a barroom or a jail cell. The whole thing is wrapped up through sheer stupidity. I hope that might be true for Angela, I really do.” – Willoughby
Number of Times Seen – 2 (28 Dec 2017 and 24 Feb 2018)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A woman decided to rent three local billboards in order to try and get the local police to find her daughter’s killer.
My Take on it – This is one of my favorite films of 2017 and I enjoyed it even more upon a second viewing than I did the first time around.
They are able to create really interesting and unique characters that turn out to all be very unpredictable; things start off in one direction and constantly change as things move along.
The story arc is perfectly planned because it follows no known pattern as it weaves in and out of the lives of these great characters constantly surprising us even inch of the way.
The cats is superb with Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell all putting forth unmatched performances.
The supporting cast is also great and they help give faces to characters who in many films would be not very memorable.
This film is essentially a story about the unpredictability of life and actions one takes will lead you in new directions that could be good or bad for you, but you never will know beforehand where it will lead.
This film may seem as if it’s all put together neatly by the end, but in reality it isn’t because not only does it leave so much for us to ponder but it also leave the characters in flux as to what they themselves want to move from this point onward.
The story and characters are layered in such a way yet it plays out really well largely due to that.
I have been thrilled throughout the award season as this film has win countless awards and lets hope that the momentum from the Globes, SAG and BAFTA will lead it to Oscar Gold come next week.
I already can’t wait to see this film again!!
Bottom Line – Amazing film that does a wonderful job creating interesting and unique characters that start off one way but by the end have changed completely. The story arc is great because it keeps changing directions and constantly surprises along the way. The cast is superb with McDormand, Harrelson and Rockwell each giving amazing performances. The rest of the supporting cast is also superbly chosen to help make all of the characters count. This is a story about how life leads us in directions that we never expect. It may all seem neatly put together, but it really isn’t because so much is left for us to ponder for a while after seeing it. The story and characters are all very layered yet it all plays out in a way that works really well. I’m so happy that this film has managed to win Best Picture at the Globes, SAG and BAFTA this year and hope it will also get the big prize at the Oscars next week. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Not one frame was shot in the state of Missouri. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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