Movie Review – Becky (2020)

JulieGJune 12, 202015 min

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

R | 1h 33min | Action, Drama | 05 Jun 2020 (USA) | Movie

Metacritic: 53/100

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68% Fresh

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion

Writers: Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye, Lane Skye

Stars: Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale

Movie Tagline: There once was a little girl”…

IMDb summary: A teenager’s weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.

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There was something I really liked about Becky. Maybe it was the transformation of Becky into the person she becomes. Or was it that the person she becomes was always there, just under the surface waiting for the right opportunity to take control and let loose?

Becky is only 13. Just remember that if you watch this. She’s a furious kid that has been torn apart by her mother’s death. And she’s not coping at all with this awful situation. Life sucks. So when a bunch of criminals escape a prison transport and are suddenly thrown into Becky’s world, all bets are off. Becky who is already angry at everyone and everything is then introduced to her father’s new girlfriend and the world begins to slowly unravel for Becky all over again.

Lulu Wilson as Becky was great. She’s got that angry sneer facial expression down pat. Whenever you see it you know shit will hit every fan in the room! Kevin James played an excellent villain. I think he has to do more of these movies to break the mould so-to-speak. Joel McHale as Becky’s dad was mostly fine as a father struggling to keep his family together. It’s hard to see past an actor’s previous work, especially if it’s a comedy, but it’s great to see him doing other things.

The violence is brutal, especially coming from a 13-year-old girl. Some viewers will definitely turn away. I wouldn’t call the violence gratuitous, but it’s very much in-your-face and consistent throughout the film. So if you’re not into the gory scenes of blood splattering everywhere, avoid this film for sure.


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