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.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The bright red background on the three billboards is a recurrent color throughout the movie. In clothing such as Jerome and Mildred's tops, lighting in the street, and in the bar, and also in props such as Mildred's swings, Dixon's telephone, Dixon's headphones, and the restaurant tablecloth and picture frames to point out a few. In advertising, which is the primary function of the billboards, color repetition is used to keep a brand or product at the forefront of a consumers mind. In a similar way, Mildred is trying to keep her daughter's case at the forefront of the local police investigations. As a result, both the characters and the audience are continuously reminded of Mildred's message. See more »
Mildred had a tooth that needed to be pulled or perhaps some serious dental work done to it. Shortly thereafter (maybe the next day) she had no problems with it. Those sort of things don't get better without treatment. See more »
[walking into his office]
You Red Welby?
Yes, ma'am. How may I help you?
I heard there's three billboards out on Drinkwater Road. You're in charge of renting them out, that right?
I didn't know we had any billboards out on Drinkwater. Where is Drinkwater Road?
It's a road out past the Sizemore turn-off. Nobody uses it since the freeway got put in.
You are right. Got three billboards out there. Nobody's put nothing up out there since 1986. That was 'Huggies'.
How much to rent out all...
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