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Director:  Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion

Starring:  Kevin James, Lulu Wilson, Joel McHale, Amanda Brugel 

Running Time:  93 minutes

Release Date:  June 5 

| Film Synopsis |

Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.

| Review |

Summary (out of 5)

BECKY was to be shown during the Tribeca Film Festival but due to the pandemic, the movie will now premiere On Demand & Digital on June 5 courtesy of Quiver Distribution. BECKY is a home-invasion thriller that is directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott.​​

 

Lulu Wilson (The Haunting Of Hill House) plays the title character, a very angry teenage girl whose mother has passed away from cancer a year ago. At the beginning of the movie her father Jeff (Joel McHale) takes her away for the weekend to their cabin along with his new love Kayla (Amanda Brugel) and her little boy Ty (Isaiah Rockcliffe). Jeff announces to Becky that he would like to marry Kayla and this then makes Becky furious and she storms off to a playhouse a mile away from the cabin. 

 

We are then introduced to Dominick (Kevin James), a neo-Nazi like person who escapes from jail along with three other inmates.   They all make a visit to the same cabin in search to find a  lost  key. Jeff, Kayla and Ty are taken hostage.  Dominick finds out a family member is missing and uses Jeff to lure her in.    Becky is  then witnessed to a violent killing of her dad.   Becky decides then she must defend Kayla and Ty while outwitting the merciless intruders. This is when the game of cat and mouse begins.

| Overall Reaction |

Lulu Wilson stands out as Becky.  She plays a  R rated version of Macaulay Calkin's character Kevin McCallister from "Home Alone". The film  pays tribute to the horror genre, delivering on several gross-out moments that reminded me of such horror films like "Saw".  Fans of Kevin James will be surprised as he is not playing his typical funny man character. Does he play the serious role well? He actually does.  I wouldn't mind seeing him in more dramatic roles in the future. BECKY is a predictable film but also had a great time watching it.  At only 93 mins this movie runs smoothly and fast.  Worth checking out.