This film delves into the social and racial undertones that drive the tension of the film. The sexism is rampant but instead of being exploited, it heightens the conversation of how people actually speak to each other.
Stunning performances all around. I love Frances McDormand because she always reminds you that she is a wonderful actor. She probably won’t do another role for a few years. Sam Rockwell gives a multi-dimensional performance for a archetypal character. Woody Harrelson is incredible, balancing every facet of his role. Special mention to Peter Dinklage, who plays a strong supporting role. I also love John Hawkes as a actor who plays Mildred’s abusive ex-husband. Clarke Peters is one of my favorite actors. While he has a supporting performance, his presence is felt.
Writer/Director Martin McDonagh brings beautiful scenery with chaos and sarcasm. The language is not watered down. It challenges the audience’s thoughts.