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BECKY

"Vindictive, Gory, Clunky Thriller"

Quality:
Content: -3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

BECKY is a gruesome thriller. It follows a 13-year-old girl named Becky who’s spending a weekend at a lake house with her father, her father’s girlfriend, and the girlfriend’s son. Becky hasn’t come to terms with her mother’s death and takes it out on her father. She takes solace in her dog, Diego, and gears up for a horrible weekend. However, their family vacation takes a turn for the worst when escaped Neo-Nazi convicts start to wreak havoc on their lives. The safety of her family rests in Becky’s hands.

BECKY contains graphic violence involving both animals and children. There is little redeemable content in BECKY, as the movie champions the vindictive violence of a 13-year-old girl. Aside from the movie’s immoral content, the dialogue is sometimes clunky and the pacing often takes away from moments of suspense. The movie does include themes of a parent’s love for their children, but they’re marred irreparably by excessive violence and foul language. At one moment, a character can choose forgiveness over revenge and desires revenge, which aligns with the movie’s central revenge story.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong slightly mixed pagan worldview where parents are willing to sacrifice themselves to protect their children, but the main character comes to the conclusion that revenge is always the answer, and the main villain plays a Nazi and adheres to a false religion

Foul Language:
At least 43 obscenities (mostly “f” words), 39 profanities and some racist commentary

Violence:
The violence, while exaggerated, is extremely gruesome, a man who has been stabbed in the eye has to cut out his own eyeball, a man is stabbed repeatedly by rulers and colored pencils (this scene is graphic and intense), a man is run over by a lawnmower and his face is cut away to show in gruesome detail his brain and skull, another man falls on nails and is repeatedly stabbed in his face and chest, he then is run over and killed by a boat’s motor, a man shoots and kills a dog, a woman is shot in the leg, a man is shot in the chest, a man is shot in the head, a man is beaten to death in front of his children, a man is shot in front of his daughter, a man is choked to death, the most gruesome violence comes at the hands of the 13-year-old girl

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Young teenager is angry and surly because she’s still mourning the death of her mother, and she strikes out at her father.

More Detail:

BECKY is an action thriller about a teenager named Becky, whose weekend vacation with her dad goes from bad to worse when escaped convicts start terrorizing her family.

The movie opens as Becky, a 13-year-old girl, is being interrogated by the police. It cuts between their questions and her seemingly covered in blood and running from someone. Although it’s clear she knows what happened, she insists she doesn’t remember any of the events.

The movie then picks up two weeks before the interrogation. The movie jumps back and forth between Becky sitting in school and a brawl at a prison. Becky is called to the principal’s office and is picked up early from school. Meanwhile, a convict named Dominick plans an escape from prison.

Becky’s father starts driving and tells her that they are actually going to their family lake house for a vacation. Becky is still mourning the loss of her mother. So, she turns on her father when she discovers he invited his girlfriend and her son to the lake house too.

Dominick escapes prison with another convict, Apex, and the two escape into the forest. They are part of a Neo-Nazi “brotherhood” and are looking for something specific that happens to be at the lake house.

After an argument with her father, Becky runs to her fort in the forest but hears screams from the house. The convicts are holding her father and his girlfriend captive. They have no qualms about torturing people to get what they want. Dominick announces he’s looking for a key but can’t find it. Becky realizes her family and the criminals’ fate is in her hands. Will she run or will she stay and fight?

BECKY contains graphic violence involving both animals and children. There is little redeemable content in BECKY, as the movie champions the vindictive violence of a 13-year-old girl. Aside from the immoral content, the dialogue is sometimes clunky, and the pacing often takes away from moments of suspense. It does include themes of a parent’s love for their children, but this is marred irreparably by the movie’s excessive violence and foul language. At one moment, a character can choose forgiveness over revenge and desires revenge, which aligns with the movie’s central theme. MOVIEGUIDE® deems BECKY excessively immoral and unacceptable.

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