[REVIEW] Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: hatred and forgiveness
Referring to a hot and sensitive topic that is dividing the United States, the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Outdoor Advertising in Ebbing, Missouri) has garnered success at the Golden Globes and is a candidate for the upcoming Oscar. The movie was nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (2 nominations), Best Original Screenplay, Musical Best Background, Best Film Editing.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is not an easy-to-watch movie, with a plot of violence, involving rape, murder, suicide, police neglect, police crackdowns and racial discrimination. These are sensitive social issues that people are afraid to mention, but Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Misouri did not hesitate to highlight these issues in the most shocking way. The film begins when Mildred hires three large billboards with black text on a red background:
“Rape while dying”
“There are no arrests yet”
Three signboards were set up by Mildred to assassinate Ebbing, especially Willoughby, who had neglected to investigate her daughter’s case. This incident sparked controversy between Mildred and Ebbing police.
The three main characters in the movie are Mildred (Frances McDormand), Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) and Dixon (Sam Rockwell) are all three characters who have their own lives. The ring of hatred and victim of the circle. All three actors Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell all had an impressive performance. They were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor; while Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell also won this category at the Golden Globes.
Not only is it strong in terms of acting, the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also has an impressive soundtrack, creating an atmosphere typical of crime drama in the central states of the United States. The appearance of Woody Harrelson can remind us of the TV series True Detective by the same atmosphere. And especially, the movie’s strongest point is the script that was penned by Martin McDonagh.
The movie is a series of misfortunes for the characters who are drawn into the ring of hatred, the class of the class, the event to the event as the loop. There was blood poured, there was fire to burn, there was tears to fall, there were suicide letters. A story that does not follow the old motif, everything happens as a dark life after the painful murder of daughter Mildred in the small town of Ebbing. Martin McDonagh is a great scriptwriter and director, having won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
After a series of shocking events, the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ended with a peaceful opening, when the two dead were sitting together in a car, no longer sure they were there. want revenge or not. We realize that after the hostility and retaliation, the unfortunate characters learned to forgive, and began to let go of the sword that hatred caused. Mildred’s pain in the loss of her daughter is endless, but is it that the violent, hateful acts of seeking and retaliating against the murderer that are involved in the police are right? We can not condemn Mildred for her sympathy, but we can not condemn the policemen – even if they have committed acts of violence, racism, and racism. losing his career, his whole body and his life. But until the end of the film, the dead are dead, and the release of hatred can only be forgiven.
All of them were correct only in the final dialogue:
“Are you sure about this?”
“About killing him? Not really.
“No, I guess we can decide on the road.”
What about you? What do you decide? Hatred or forgiveness?