The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is just days away now, and among the many nominees hoping to take home an Oscar is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and eight other films vying for the coveted title of Best Picture.
With Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—which is directed by Martin McDonagh and stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage—now available on both digital and physical home video platforms, Fox Searchlight is hoping to convince those who have yet to see the movie to do so before the big awards ceremony this Sunday night. To help with this, they’ve released the first eight minutes of the film to watch online.
You can check out the first eight minutes along with a promo for the home video release and a trailer below.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
This is the first time I’ve been able to write about this particular movie, which bums me out a bit because McDonagh’s In Bruges is an all-time favorite of mine and, having missed it when it was in theaters, I’m greatly looking forward to seeing his latest work. I’ll likely be skipping the video below, however, and diving right into the full feature. I certainly don’t need to be sold on it.
You can rent or buy the movie on digital platforms or, if you’re like me and prefer owning a physical copy, grab yourself one on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, or DVD over at Amazon.
Fair warning: the first eight minutes and red band trailer below are uncensored, so you may want to avoid while at work or near tiny humans.