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Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion's Becky Movie Review

Becky prepares to exact vengeance with a broken ruler.
Lulu Wilson as Becky in the thriller film BECKY, a Quiver Distribution and Redbox Entertainment release. Photo courtesy of Keri Anderson. 

Still healing from the death of her mother, Becky (Lulu Wilson), an unusually sullen teenager, prepares to spend a weekend at the family lake house with her father Jeff (Joel McHale) and two dogs, Diego and Dora. Jeff has plans of his own; he’s ready to introduce Becky to his new fiancé Kayla (Amanda Brugel) and her son Ty (Isaiah Rockcliffe). Surprising everyone, a Neo-Nazi gang led by Dominick (Kevin James) invades the home and terrorizes the family looking for a special key.

But with all their careful plans, Dominick and his thugs didn’t count on a girl like Becky. “Becky! You’re clearly a special girl,” Dominick proclaims in the movie trailer. Armed with an array of tools pillaged from her childhood fort (colored pencils, a ruler, tripwire, and wood scraps all make an appearance), Becky doesn’t plan to surrender so easily. When her father is harmed, the story takes a shocking and bloody turn. Becky, directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Bushwick) seamlessly blends tropes that may remind viewers of family-friendly classics such as Peter Pan, Lord of the Flies, and Home Alone, into one bone-crunching, blood-spattered brouhaha in which gorehounds will find much to enjoy. The overall impact falters, though, due to some unmet expectations involving the rules of the story. Let me explain.

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