“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” gives us Frances McDormand as a badass

Huge fan of both the McDonagh brothers, Martin and John Michael. Martin’s the one who brought “In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths” to the screen. And his latest all-star cuss-and-kick-in-the-door fest is “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Frances McDormand is the enraged mother of a murder victim, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are lazy, inept sheriff’s department that can’t find her killer.

Mom’s solution? Billboard shaming. And busting the head of everybody who tries to disabuse her of the notion that publicizing her daughter’s fate and the incompetent, disinterested police who won’t solve the case.

Peter Dinklage and John Hawkes and Lucas Hedges are also in the cast. This may be the most dazzling R-rated trailer you will see all year. And Oscar winner McDormand? She’s lost “Fargo” Margie’s good Minnesota manners, that’s for sure.

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