Becky - Film Review

Becky - Film Review


Posted 2020-09-02 by Jenfollow

**There once was a little girl, when she was good, she was very very good
but when she was bad, she was horrid**
That should give you some indication of what you're in for with Becky . It'll be Screening Nationally 10 September 2020, with Victoria to follow post-lockdown. It's definitely R rated. Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, it stars Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale, Amanda Brugel and Robert Maillet.

Becky goes to the lake house with her father for the weekend. She's strong-minded and rebellious, just like any 13-year-old. She's not particularly enamoured when her father's girlfriend turns up for the weekend with her son, and stomps off into the woods. Things take a turn for the worse when a group of escaped convicts turn up, looking for a particular key. Suddenly a gunshot rings out loud enough for Becky to hear it from her treehouse. Discovering what's going on, she goes gangbusters and takes matters into her own hands.

I'm not going to lie; the film has blood and violence, and not always from the adults. This is a 13-year-old who can kick some serious 'donkey'. However, there's never a dull moment and it's a very watchable film. Lulu Wilson as Becky is a standout and no stranger to being a scream queen with the likes of Sharp Objects and The Haunting of Hill House , both TV mini-series that received rave reviews. You can also catch Lulu in a thrilling episode of Star Trek: Picard . This is a young lady to watch with her sincere and naturally expressive face. Aged 13 at time of filming, she is pure talent.

If you didn't recognise the names of the main cast, Kevin James and Joel McHale (don't cheat by googling), you'll find them in roles surprisingly different from anything they've done before. I found James especially unrecognisable, and I thoroughly enjoyed the surprise. He definitely met the challenge of playing a totally different character than expected. The visuals in the film are fast-paced and highlight the intensity of what's going on in the story. The scenes have a duality in that it walks a fine line perfectly between visuals that you just can't take your eyes off, whilst simultaneously creating viscerally murderous scenes that you'll find yourself forced to involuntarily cringe and look away from. Action-packed and high octane, escape to the movies. Becky is setting the screen on fire!

84793 - 2023-06-11 06:59:28


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