Lulu Wilson’s Blood-Soaked Brilliance in “Becky”
Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion.
Starring Lulu Wilson, Joel McHale, Kevin James, Amanda Brugel, Robert Maillet, and Ryan McDonald
Well, for a film as mundanely titled as Becky, this film is anything but mundane. Lulu WIlson (The Haunting of Hill House), draws on primal fury in this film about a girl just trying to have a good time with her Dad at the lake house. The most bizarre juxtaposition that makes this clever film work is the very non-comedic performance of Kevin James (King of Queens), as the brutal white supremacist that makes the mistake of picking the wrong house. Be warned before going in – Becky is not messing around.
Becky is a very stripped down, bare bones of a movie that basically revolves around a 13 year old who is forced to abandon her mourning process to fight for survival, and fight she does. Filled with over the top evil henchmen with James leading the charge, the film is dark even for me. If you plan on sitting down for this, be aware that it is overtly sadistic at times – imagine a murderous Home Alone, complete with animal abuse.
Becky shines as a cathartic distraction from all the horrors actually taking place in the world right now, especially young Lulu who crushes her role. Fans of Kevin James and his mall cop hilarity will enjoy the actor ditching his comedic chops. Becky is enjoyable, just make sure you know what you’re in for.
IN THEATERS, DRIVE-INS, ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL – June 5, 2020! And, hey, Kentucky, you can see this at Regal 8 theaters!
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