• Love & Mercy (2015)

Love & Mercy

Release Date: June 5th, 2015

DVD Release Date: September 15th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson (John Cusack), under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Bill Camp, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace

Director: Bill Pohlad

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: River Road, Battle Mountain Films

Keywords: 1960s, Engaging, Transformation, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Its daring dive into the mind of Brian Wilson feels right. God only knows (to borrow a Pet Sound song title or two), but you still believe in . . . Brian. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A deeply satisfying pop biopic whose subject's bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Both Mr. Dano and Mr. Cusack, by contrast, find as many notes as they can in portraying their troubled character, though they’re clearly limited by the schematic writing and insistent direction. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture