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Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri unfolds as a typical revenge vigilantly ploy, and could have stayed so under normal direction and screenwriting. Instead, it gets turned into one of the best pictures of the year.
Frances McDormand's performance is a highlight of the film. She plays the dour, hostile Mildred in a way that displays her rage and impatience frankly but without dulling the edge of humour in her perpetual antagonism.
There's debate, drama, a lot of humour as well as harshness, and original characters that take the story to unexpected places that are not plot twists but seem to arise naturally out of their own complex life.
The power of words on the Billboards, the language used in the movie and the way in which it's expressed means this film resonates on so many levels - your words are what's left long after you've departed.
In the end, those three signs outside town are... also, writ large, the tensions - of race, of class, of gender, of religion, and between forgiveness and revenge - that beset and in many ways define contemporary America.