THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Read Interview from The Atlantic Monthly
- What’s your favourite scene or line from the movie?
- Which character do you identify with the most? Why?
- Mildred’s unsettling grief is combined with anger at the lack of justice. When is anger a healthy (or unhealthy) companion to grief?
- What ingredients does it take to turn an enemy into a friend?
- Which Scriptural or Wisdom story/text does ‘Three Billboards’ remind you of?
- How did Dixon’s character journey from a man of violence to one searching for justice?
- What function does the Mildred-deer scenes play in her character development?
- How do you interpret the ambiguous ending? What do you think happens next?