LOVE AND MERCY

NAME OF FILM: LOVE AND MERCY

DIRECTOR(S): Bill Pohlad

STARRING: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Erin Darke, Brett Davern, Jonathan Slavin, Graham Rogers, Bill Camp, Diana Maria Riva

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. The film features brilliant cross-cutting between stirring performances by Paul Dano as the younger idealistic, bright-eyed Wilson and John Cusack as the older, wounded, world-weary, paranoid Wilson. The Beach Boys music contained an almost other-worldly amount of joy and Brian Wilson paid an almost inconceivable price for it.

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