Review: Becky

Title: Becky
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion
Starring: Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale
Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins

What It Is: Jeff (McHale) is trying to get his daughter Becky (Wilson), who’s grieving her dead mother, to meet his new girlfriend Kayla (Amanda Brugel), and her son. When some recently escaped convicts are seeking a treasure of the neo-nazi movement. One that will cleanse the world. Their leader Dominick (James) will stop at nothing to acquire the token and shape the world in their vision. But as they will learn Becky is not one to be messed with.

What We Think: This will surprise everyone to know that this is Kevin James’ best work ever. Seriously. Not that the competition was all that hot to start with. I mean have you seen the garbage he’s done. Most of why this works lands solely on James’ large size alongside Lulu Wilson’s smaller frame. There are some tense moments throughout and they are all paid off. Overall this is a true surprise. While the villainous means of the antagonists seem thin and their decisions somewhat illogical it doesn’t hurt the film enough to really prove negative. Regardless there’s utter insanity to the whole affair. One most genre audiences will appreciate.

Our Grade: B-, Having considered it all this is an easy recommend especially for those in gore, horror, and/or action. All those elements meld well with the okay dialogue and a career-best performance to form something that will probably be seen as a big surprise of 2020. In a year full of bad surprises this is one that audiences can use to escape our reality this year. Check it out. It’s available on VOD right now and I am really sure this is one that you’ll enjoy and be taken back by.

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