A “Can’t Miss” Movie
Considered by critics and movie-goers alike to be one of the best movies of 2017, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a film about the aftermath of tragedy. Despite the somber topic of a young woman’s murder, it will make you laugh out loud and wince all at the same time.
Ebbing, Missouri? Where’s That?
As you watch the movie, you can’t help but notice the beautiful mountain scenery of small town Ebbing, Missouri. In actuality, there is no Ebbing, Missouri. It’s just the fictional setting of the movie. The movie was actually filmed far from Missouri in our very own Western North Carolina … Sylva and Black Mountain to be exact. Check out this article from discoverjacksonnc.com about the filming of the movie.
Don’t Miss Our New Movie Tour
Just in time for the last big movie award show of the season, Leap Frog Tours is thrilled to unveil this new tour that takes you to various locations in the movie, including downtown Ebbing and the gift shop where Mildred (played by Frances McDormand) works. We’ll also share some behind-the-scene details about the filming of the movie, and we’ll highlight many of the subtle elements of symbolism that makes this movie so layered and complex.
Critical Acclaim for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“So sharply written that it cuts, the third movie from award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh is a dramedy that starts with cleverness and wit, then opens up into something truthfully human.” Read the full review.
— Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
“Martin McDonagh has freighted Three Billboards with a tragedy that allows the performers — primarily Frances McDormand — to play to their range.” Read the full review.
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“As we watch this wonderful movie we’re able to see who Mildred and all the others really are, and, better still, who they may become.” Read the full review.
— Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal