After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes
makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated, polarizing the whole community. Will the murderer of Angela Hayes be found?
It was a movie which could easily fall into ‘boring’ category. And yet it didn’t. Why? The characters were three-dimensional and rather complex, believe it or not. What’s more the cast was spot-on. There was no clear ‘baddies-goodies’ division line, no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ sides. The plot was full of emotional twists and turns. The ending was ambiguous which made it even more real. Finally there were scenes full of peculiar sense of humour. All these features worked for me surprisingly well.
A completely watchable movie about ordinary people and their choices. I would even call it uplifting. Recommended.