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'Becks' review: In drama about a struggling musician, it's another actor who truly sings

Feb 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

A struggling New York musician returns to her Midwestern home after a romantic breakup in "Becks," the first fiction feature from co-directors Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh. Inspired by the life of singer-songwriter Alyssa Robbins, the modest drama boasts a cast of strong actors, who manage to pull off moments of genuine engagement. But like its protagonist's fleeting relationships, the film never completely connects.

A slick montage introduces Becks (Lena Hall) as she plays backup...