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Love & Mercy


Erin Darke, John Cusack, Joanna Going, Paul Dano View All


Oren Moverman (Screenplay), Bill Pohlad (Director) View All

Release: May 29th, 2015
Runtime: 2 hours
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, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.
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I think what I love most about the film is the very gentle portrayal of people with mental illness.
Citizen Rules
This film is bi polar, with half of it set in the 1960's with Paul Dano playing Brian Wilson...and the other half set in the 1980's with John Cusack also playing Brian Wilson.
The Dano half goes for a straightforward behind-the-scenes dramatisation that shows how Wilson's creative process in crafting one of the greatest pop albums ever made attracted a fair bit of derision and skepticism; it definitely features its fair share of clichs in this regard, especially in having....
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