Love & Mercy
- Directed by: Bill Pohlad
- Written by: Michael A Lerner/Oren Moverman
- Cast: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti
Biopic of Brian Wilson, focusing on the younger Wilson (Dano)'s efforts to create Pet Sounds album, while in the 80s his older self (Cusack) finds a nemesis in the form of his therapist (Giamatti). Despite a too simplistic approach to heroes and villains, Cusack and Dano do well and it's heartfelt and entertaining.
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In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
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Love & Mercy19 Jun 2015
EIFF 2015: Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is the focus of this sympathetic biopic
Music biopics tend to benefit from being unauthorised; accessing the precious back catalogue of a pop-star usually means airbrushing out the more salacious details of their life, resulting in the blandly commercial hagiography of Walk the Line or Ray…
Love & Mercy Official Teaser Trailer (2015) -- Brian Wilson Biopic HD
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