"Some Things to Say" --Frances McDormand

Sunday, March 04, 2018
Adam and I saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the film blew me away.  I absolutely love the work of Frances McDormand, who will always inspire me to be myself and rise above.  Her Best Actress acceptance speech had me speechless tonight.  If you haven't had a chance to see her speech yet, I'll post it here for you: 

She is one of my favorite actress HANDS DOWN.  "I like being my age, and I kinda have a political thing about it."  Her comments on how Three Billboards is really a film about grief and trauma really resonated with me, as I work with these elements of the human experience in my nursing career every day--these themes in the film hit me hard as I watched.  

This was one of those films that does not spare the viewer.  I appreciate the honest and transparency  Frances McDormand brings to her acting role:

I have to admit--the film hit home for me, as one of the main characters is dying from pancreatic cancer (this is revealed in the beginning of the film, so no spoilers here), a disease that has taken so many people in this life that meant a lot to me, my Dad being one of them.

A brilliant film, and best actress Oscar well-deserved.  This film has inspired others to put pressure on elected leaders (I would argue that many are not leaders at all), many of which stand by in corruption and do nothingThe Grenfill billboards are another example.  This film is not only about grief and trauma--it is about injustice.  If our politicians' inaction year after year as our children are murdered in their own classrooms is not injustice, I don't know what is.


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