The stars and director offer different theories about the will-they-or-won't-they moment that will have everybody talking.
In perhaps the most horrifying moment in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Sam Rockwell's brutish cop casually beats the pulp out of a local advertising impresario before tossing him through a second-story window.
McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama captures the present American moment better than any other awards-season contender.
Directed by Martin McDonagh, whose previous foul-mouthed crime-movie hits include In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks like it’ll strive to balance somber drama with ludicrous comedy via the story of McDormand’s grieving mother, whose increasingly outrageous efforts to get the attention of Harrelson’s law enforcement bigwig (via punches, kicks, and Molotov cocktails) is a little too successful. What ensues is chaos of a severely combative — and very foul-mouthed — sort, with McDormand looking like she’s relishing the opportunity to play a woman who does, and says, exactly what’s on her furious mind.