Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish, Caleb Landry Jones, Kathryn Newton, Lucas Hedges
Story: Dark comedy drama directed by Martin McDonagh which centers on grieving mother, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), who’s fed up with the lack of momentum on her daughter’s murder case. She decides to makes a bold move and rents three billboards outside the town, with a controversial message directed at Sheriff Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.
When his second-in-command, Officer Jason Dixon (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 and the small town is turned upside down once she starts her campaign.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Mildred Hayes: Are you Red Welby?
Red Welby: Yes, ma’am. How may I help you?
Mildred Hayes: I hear there’s three billboards out on Drinkwater Road. Here’s five thousand for the first month, and here’s what the billboard’s ought to say.
[she gives him the money and a piece of paper]
Red Welby: I guess you’re Angela Hayes’s mother.
Mildred Hayes: That’s right, I’m Angela Hayes’s mother.
Mildred Hayes: What’s the law on what you can and cannot say on a billboard? I assume you can’t say nothing defamatory and you can’t say fuck, piss or cunt, is that right?
Red Welby: Or anus.
Mildred Hayes: I think I’ll be alright then.
Red Welby: You’re Angela Hayes’s mother.
Mildred Hayes: That’s right, I’m Angela Hayes’s mother.
Gabriella Forrester: So, Mildred Hayes, why did you put up these billboards?
Mildred Hayes: My daughter, Angela, was murdered seven months ago. It seems to me the police department is too busy torturing black folks to solve actual crime.
[upon seeing Mildred’s billboards]
Officer Jason Dixon: Hey, you. What the hell is this?
Jerome: Advertising I guess.
Officer Jason Dixon: Advertising what?
Jerome: Something obscure.
Officer Jason Dixon: I’ll say.
[answering a phone call from Dixon]
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: Dixon, I’m in the middle of my Goddamn Easter dinner.
[to his children]
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: Sorry, kids.
Officer Jason Dixon: I know, Chief, but I think we got kind of a problem.
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: I’d do anything to catch your daughter’s killer. I don’t think those billboards is very fair.
Mildred Hayes: The time it took you to get out here whining like a bitch, Willoughby, some other poor girl’s probably out there being butchered right now.
Officer Jason Dixon: We’ve had two official complaints about those billboards.
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: From who?
Officer Jason Dixon: There’s your lady with a funny eye.
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: A lady with the funny fucking eye?
Officer Jason Dixon: And a fat dentist.
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: Jesus Christ!
Fat Dentist: There’s a lot of good friends of Willoughby in this town, Ms. Hayes!
[as he goes to drill her teeth, Mildred takes the drill and attacks him]
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: You didn’t happen to drill a little hole into the dentist today, did you?
[Mildred mumbles due to having had her teeth just done]
Mildred Hayes: Of course not.
Sheriff Bill Willoughby: Huh?
Mildred Hayes: I said, of course not.
Father Montgomery: I’m sorry about Angie, but the town is dead set against these billboards.
Mildred Hayes: Took a poll, did you father?
Father Montgomery: [to Mildred] You know, if you hadn’t stopped coming to church you’d have a little bit more understanding of people’s feelings.
[referring to someone throwing a can at her car]
Mildred Hayes: You know who threw that?
Boy: What can?
[Mildred suddenly punches him in the stomach]
Mildred Hayes: How about you, sweetheart?
Girl: Uh, no, I didn’t really…
[Mildred kicks her in the leg]
Mildred Hayes: Hey, fuckhead!
Officer Jason Dixon: What?
Police Officer: Don’t say “what”, Dixon, when she comes in calling you fuckhead!
Mildred Hayes: The more you keep a case in the public eye, the better your chances are at getting it solved.
Charlie: [to Mildred] All this anger, man, it just begets greater anger.
Officer Jason Dixon: It looks like we got a war on our hands.
Gabriella Forrester: In three, two, one. And as sad as the spectacle of these billboards might be, this reporter for one hopes this finally puts an end to the strange sage of the three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri…
[just then Mildred drives by and shouts]
Mildred Hayes: It’s going to put an end to shit, you fucking retard. This is just the fucking start. Why don’t you put that on your Good Morning Missouri fucking wakeup broadcast, bitch.
[as she sees a deer]
Mildred Hayes: You aren’t trying to make me believe in reincarnation, are you? Because you’re pretty, but you ain’t her. She got killed. Still no arrest, how come I wonder, because there ain’t no God and the whole world’s empty and it doesn’t matter what we do to each other? I hope not. I don’t know what the police are doing. I haven’t heard a word from them in seven goddamn months. I’ll tell you this, I’ve heard an awful lot from them since I put them billboards up. Where do you keep a case in the public eye, the better the chances are of getting it solved?
Mildred Hayes: [to the deer] If I had some food I’d give it to you, all I’ve got is some Doritos and they might kill you, they’re kind of pointy. Then where would we be?
[referring to the billboards]
Mildred Hayes: You can take them down and arrest me.
Abercrombie: I’ve got nothing to arrest you for.
Mildred Hayes: I hate you, Wade.
Mildred Hayes: This time the chick ain’t loosing.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to open in the US 11/10/2017 and UK 01/12/2018.