Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Going into this week's Sunday Script Club read, I knew it wasn't going to let me down. Martin McDonagh is a great storyteller, and this 83-page gem is brilliant. I actually read this week's read twice because there is a lot to learn from this screenplay. From story structure to incredible characters, Three Billboards has it all, nothing more, nothing less.

The mid second-act death was an interesting move, similar to that in Michael Ardnt's Little Miss Sunshine but without the comedy. On the topic of comedy, this was the perfect dose of dark comedy that I love, and is often found in great British cinema, for example Sightseers by Ben Wheatley. Side note, if anyone has access to the Sightseers screenplay, could you please let me know as I would absolutely love to read it.

For this week's illustrated journal entry, I looked into character desires / needs and ghosts, alongside key plot points including the fantastic ending. There's been backlash about the film, and the ending in particular but I honestly don't understand why. It's perfect for the story, and the relationship between Mildred and Dixon culminates in the only way it could. What did you think of the ending?


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