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Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.
Director John Carney infuses the familiar framework of the “coming of age” story with songs and whimsy and a touch of romance.
"Three Billboards" lingers, not only because of the richness and complexity of the characters but because of the choices McDonagh makes in bringing this story to the screen.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
Features some nice performances and contains some strong material but, as a whole, the movie is too slow and too long to really work.
With a smart, perceptive script and an arresting lead performance by Hailee Steinfeld, the film rises to the top of a crowded genre.