Did anyone else watch this one? Our theater was pretty full, but it was the smallest one in the Googolplex.
Interesting movie. Nice to go to a move where you don’t know what it is going to do. But it made me angry.
My wife wondered if it was an Oscar-bait performance by Frances McDormand, but I thought it was just a normal good performance. But Hollywood has their own standards.
I’d make a comment on editing. There’s a scene where the main character is talking about a possible assault, and she says “it’s his word against mine, and this time the woman wins.” Later there is a scene where this “this time” makes sense in context, and I think they should have reversed the scenes.
Plus there is one scene I think should have been left off. A person who may or may not be the killer shows up to threaten FM’s character. I think this scene clouds the narrative. It should have been left off.
The DNA says he didn’t do it, but if he didn’t, why is he in Ebbing, when he lives in Idaho and works for the military in “places with sand”, and why was he threatening (and I think actually in the process of attacking) FM? So leaving the scene in raises too many unanswered questions.