By Suzanne A. Marshall from the April 2018 Edition
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson,Sam Rockwell
Director: Martin McDonagh
“A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.”
It’s a marvelous and gritty small town movie only as Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson can do it. The characters are real and rough and the part played by Sam Rockwell is superb. The film was nominated for 191 awards overall including Best Picture. It took home the Oscars for Best Actress and Best Actor which they truly earned.
The story isn’t all buttered up with cautious dialogue. It’s mean and nasty and probably offensive to some. My only complaint is the ending. Perhaps there is a sequel in the offing, who knows. I like things tidied up a little more in the story line, but that is definitely my personal opinion.
IMDB rating is 8.2/10 based on 192,000 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.