Love & Mercy (2015) - Paul Dano
Love & Mercy (2015) - Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) ©2015 River Road Entertainment, photo by Francois Duhamel

Love & Mercy tells the story of Brian Wilson, the singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys over three decades of his life.

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Love & Mercy 2015 – Official Lowdown


Love & Mercy is an intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Set against Wilson’s groundbreaking, era-defining music, the film examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a cultural icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Made with the full cooperation of the musician and his wife, Love & Mercy offers a never-before-seen glimpse of Wilson, the boy genius who co-wrote such ebullient pop hits as Surfer Girl and Fun, Fun, Fun and the game-changing masterpieces Good Vibrations and God Only Knows before disappearing from the public eye for years. Actors Paul Dano and John Cusack share the role of the troubled musical virtuoso who defined the “California sound” with sumptuous harmonies and visions of endless summers of surf and sand.

Spanning more than three decades of Wilson’s life, the film reveals the darker and more complex story that lies beneath the music’s sun-kissed surface, including Wilson’s battle with mental illness and drug abuse, his years under the influence of therapist Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti) and his redemptive relationship with Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks), all in the context of his unparalleled musicianship.


Love & Mercy 2015 – Theatrical release dates

US & Canada: June 5th 2015
UK: July 10th 2015

In addition the film has had many film;m festival screenings


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online