[Header: Lulu Wilson as Becky | Quiver Distribution, Redbox Entertainment]
While I may not have been the one to pick Becky to watch, I ended up having such a good time with it! The movie follows Becky (Lulu Wilson) whose weekend with her dad at the family lakehouse suddenly turns violent when some escaped prisoners come looking for something.
At its core, this is a revenge movie so there are definitely familiar elements that are expected of that genre but Becky makes one major change in that it has a 13-year-old at the centre of it. Now, that fact does not mean the violence is turned down because it most certainly isn’t. There’s still lots of blood and gore and death throughout. Her age does not really alter the typical rampage you would expect from the main character seeking revenge on those who harmed her (and/or the people she loves) although, because she is so young, her tactics and the overall approach to the storyline are altered to fit that detail.
As someone who often enjoys revenge movies, this movie was really great. In a lot of ways, it’s what you might expect. It doesn’t hold back on the more violent elements of the story but it’s also not afraid to have a little fun by being ridiculous and a little over the top in places. While the main character only being 13 is something I’ve personally not seen in these types of movies before, there are parts of it that are questionable in terms of believability but it’s all so entertaining that it doesn’t even really matter.
Really, if you’re looking for some high-brow, perfectly made (revenge) crime movie, this isn’t for you. However, if you want something with lots of action, that goes all out with the drama then this is definitely for you. The cast is relatively small with Lulu Wilson really shining and putting on a pretty amazing performance. It bends into comedy ever so slightly without actually being a comedy and it works. The movie is structured well and paced great. While there may be a few things here and there that could be better, it’s clear the people making this had a good time and what comes across is a very enjoyable movie.
Rating: ★★★★ /5