Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, movie quotes provide the dark humor to the film about one mother seeking justice for her daughter's murder. The crime black comedy was written and directed by Martin McDonagh. After earning the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, opened in theaters in the United States on November 10, 2017.
In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is left angry and distraught when, three months after her daughter, Angela, was murdered, the local police have yet to solve the crime. In an attempt to bring attention to the case, Mildred rents three billboards near town which call out Sheriff Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) for the lack of arrests.
While Mildred just wants justice, Willoughby and the local townsfolk, including Officer Jason Dixon (Sam Rockwell), do not take too kindly to the billboards. So not only does Mildred have to deal with the pain of losing a child, but she also has to deal with retaliation from those in town and out.
You Drilled a Hole in the Dentist?
Willoughby: Hey there, Mildred, you didn't happen pay a little visit to the dentist today, did you?
Mildred Hayes: No
Mildred Hayes: I said, no
Willoughby: Oh, so it wasn't you who drilled a little hole in one of Big Fat Jeffrey's big fat thumbnails, no?
Mildred Hayes: Of course not
Mildred Hayes: I said, of course not.
Denise: You drilled a hole in the dentist?!
Mildred Hayes: Denise, no, I didn't.
Willoughby: I thought it was kind of funny myself but he wants to press charges so we're going to have to bring you in, I'm afraid.
After the town dentist is assaulted by Mildred, Sheriff Willoughby comes to arrest Mildred for the crime. Mildred may deny the act in these Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, movie quotes, but her muffled speech is a clear tell.
What You Can and Can't Say on a Billboard
Mildred Hayes: What's the law on what you can and can't say on a billboard? I assume it's you can't say nothing defamatory and you can't say f***, piss or c***. That right?
Red Welby: Or... anus
Mildred Hayes: I think I'll be alright then.
Red Welby: I guess you're Angela Hayes's mother.
Mildred Hayes: That's right. I'm Angela Hayes's mother.
To make sure she isn't breaking any laws, Mildred asks Red what she is and is not allowed to post on a billboard in these Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, movie quotes. It doesn't take long for Red to figure out who she is and what she might put on said billboards.
My Daughter, Angela, Was Murdered
Gabriella Forrester: So, Mildred Hayes, why did you put up these billboards?
Mildred Hayes: My daughter, Angela, was murdered seven months ago along this same stretch of road here. It seems to me the police department is too busy torturing black folks to solve actual crime.
Mildred speaks on camera with news correspondent Gabriella in these Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, movie quote. As Mildred explains, her daughter was murdered and the police are being less than helpful.
Don't Say What, Dixon
Mildred Hayes: Hey f***head!
Officer Jason Dixon: What?
Desk Sergeant: Don't say what, Dixon, when she comes in calling you a f***head.
When Mildred walks into the Sheriff's Department and addresses Dixon in a profane nickname, Officer Jason Dixon falls right into the trap. But there's more behind this Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, movie quote as Mildred is there to do more than call names.