Love & Mercy

Country:  USA
Genre:Biography, Music, Drama
Rating:8.5  Rate
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Community: 12 Have Seen, 1 Wishlist

DirectorBill Pohlad
Selected CastJohn Cusack as Brian Future
 Paul Dano as Brian Past
 Elizabeth Banks as Melinda Ledbetter
 Paul Giamatti as Dr. Eugene Landy


Comments and Reviews
26th Apr 2020
 Rated 9/10
Sat and watched this movie (again) last night. It is currently on BBC iplayer and would recommend you spending a few hours of your time with it.

The film cover the metal health struggles Brian Wilson had and how they "influenced" his music in particular the period when he stopped touring with the band and lead a studio life. It certainly shows what a genius he was in being able to get the sounds from his head in to real life.

The film also covers the abusive control Eugene Landy had over Brian. Whilst it is apparent that Brian needed help at various points during the 70s & 80s there is no doubting that Landy abused his position. He was finally charged by State of California Board of Medical Quality with ethical and license code violations stemming from the improper prescription of drugs and various unethical personal and professional relationships with patients (not just Brian).

The attention to detail within the film is great. The studio scenes are beautiful recreated.. check the clip below.

As they state in the trailer:

Once you know the story... You'll never hear the music in the same way.

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13th Jul 2015

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