Originally Posted by Rainbow Yaz
Has anyone seen Three Billboards? I've heard a lot and I mean a lot of mixed reviews on it, but the chief complaint I tend to hear is that it tries to rationalize racism and tries to paint the racist police force as sympathetic.
From what I remember, Sam Rockwell's character had a history of harassing and profiling black people, and I think he had an incident, where he had no real evidence or a reason to do it, but he attacked and beat up a couple of black guys. There's also the ironic replacement with the black police chief, and I'm guessing the sympathy stuff comes from Rockwell's character realizing he's a jerk, and wanting to change, so he can become a better person, while helping Frances McDormand's character.
I only watched it in theaters once a couple of months ago, but I don't remember the story focusing on racism that much. The main story is about McDormand determined and willing to do anything to find answers and justice, McDormand raising her son, her relationship with her ex-husband, and everything going on with Woody Harrelson falls behind that.