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Becks

Published November 29, 2020

Becks

Film info

  • Title Becks
  • Directors Daniel Powell, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
  • Year 2017
  • Run time 1hr 31m
  • Genres Romance, Drama, Music
  • Tagline A guitarist with the blues

Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, Becks follows a musician who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her long time girlfriend. While performing for tips at a local tavern and struggling to reconnect with her ultra-Catholic mother, she strikes up a unique friendship with the wife of an old nemesis. Becks begins to discover her musical voice as she performs deeply personal songs about her ex and the loss of their relationship.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:43 This is a significant amount of story told in the first three minutes.
5:34 “Too much eyeliner means she’s hiding something…”
9:09 I don’t think you can just stick your poster on the outside of a shop window.
12:47 She fixed the tap and just moved on… we celebrated for about a week when we fixed ours.
15:41 “Something that will make this feel less like this.” “Whiskey.”
19:42 The barman friend is joyous.
24:04 She’s getting better at the pre-show chatter.
26:53 Mercede singular! NOOO.
31:58 “Most people just give up.” Raises hand.
39:24 They weren’t very subtle about that. Here’s my friend… bye!
45:51 “You here to walk around and not buy anything?”
50:22 Waspy is a great (mean) word.
1:00:35 I feel like their next guitar lesson is gonna be well awks.
1:02:31 “Don’t talk shit about Backstreet.”
1:05:11 She does incredible whiskey voice!
1:18:01 “Thanks for giving Elise these lessons.” He doesn’t know the half of it!
1:29:10 Aww, she did the right thing in the end.

Thoughts

Looking for something completely different to the disappointing blockbuster of Little Women, we turned to an indie music treat. I really liked this, it was slow and soft with good music and great acting, good connections between the cast. We’ve seen music stories before and stories about people coming home after a disappointing life, and this seemed to merge the two storylines together really well.

I was also happy with the ending, which with an indie movie is even more of a risk. Good stuff!

Rating: 4 / 5

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