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This A+ Theory That ‘Three Billboards’ Copied A Mary-Kate & Ashley Movie Will Blow Your Mind

While debate over whether Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deserves an Oscar persists, one argument missing from the discourse is that the film is suspiciously similiar to another movie that somehow missed out on a Academy Award: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Billboard Dad.

Billboard Dad was released in 1998, and twenty years on the story of two sisters who erect a billboard to find their father a girlfriend is no less iconic.

Clearly Three Billboards director and screenwriter writer Martin McDonagh is a fan too, taking a fair chunk of creative inspo from it, as pointed out by writer Jill Gutowitz.

In a Twitter thread Gutowitz went over the obvious parallels between the two films. It can’t be a coincidence.

Here’s everything you need to know:

There are just too many similarities.

Gotta give credit where credit’s due.

I think we can all agree that we don’t need any more convincing.

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