• 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: Engaging, 1980s, Transformation, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    It's the best musical biopic in decades. 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

  • 75
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Like Wilson’s cornball “California Girls,” Love & Mercy is by no means a complicated portrait, and yet it’s a curiously satisfying one. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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