The Wrath of Becky (2023)
June 16, 2023 8:37 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky (Lulu Wilson) attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman -- a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group of Neo-Nazis called the Proud Boys Noble Men break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones. In short: it's going to be a bad day to be a fucking Nazi.

Also starring Seann William Scott, Denise burse, Jill Larson, Courtney Gains, Michael Snow, Aaron Dalla Villa, and Kate Siegel.

Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, from a screenplay by Matt Angel.

86% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now playing in selected US theaters. As of June 16th, available for digital rental or purchase in the usual places. JustWatch listing (not yet updated, but provided for posterity.)
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The first film (Becky) was fun, but tried to have its cake and eat it too, attempting to find a middle ground because serious drama and lurid, gleeful Nazi-killing. This sequel (by a different creative team, but with the same star), knows exactly what it wants to be: cheekier, streamlined, and loonier, if a bit more shallow.

It's terrific fun. Becky really fucks up some Nazis. What's not to like?

Part III is clearly coming and will involve Kate Siegel and Becky as a fucking CIA agent? Oh hell yes.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:39 AM on June 16, 2023 [5 favorites]

Noble Men break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog..
I hope they get the "Jane Wick" jokes out of the way early..
posted by Nerd of the North at 4:43 PM on June 17, 2023 [1 favorite]

Want. More.
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 9:35 PM on June 30, 2023

Well that was fun as hell and I am very excited for the next installment.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:42 PM on July 9, 2023

I watched Becky and Wrath of Becky back-to-back, and my only quibble came at the very end of Wrath. Why CIA? FBI would be far more appropriate because that's the agency that has jurisdiction in the United States.
posted by emelenjr at 7:05 PM on July 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

Continuing my thought 12 hours later, there has to be some reason why the wrong agency for the job is often namechecked in TV series and movies. CIA in Wrath of Becky. The NSA is lead agency on the mysterious plane disappearance and reappearance in the series Manifest. Why not FAA or NTSB? Homeland Security is the lead agency on the mysterious sinkhole in the series La Brea. Why not FEMA or EPA or USGS? It's got to be maddening for employees of those agencies to see that.
posted by emelenjr at 7:36 AM on July 11, 2023 [4 favorites]

Huh what a strange short movie. Hastily executed, yet with huge hanging threads. I feel like I just read a middle book in a trilogy that was actually a novella; not even full length. (And such small portions!)

I think I was disappointed in part because I thought there was going to be a big proud boy meeting and Becky was going to kill every single one of them, but then it's just 5 and they are dispatched kind of too tidily.

I did enjoy the guy having to admit he named his son Adolph. The guy who looks like Jim Carrey's nephew was strangely magnetic and I think he deserved a better/worse fate.
posted by fleacircus at 2:27 PM on July 15, 2023

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