Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy

Paul Dano
Director: Bill Pohlad Cast: Paul Dano
Paul Dano
, Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
, John Cusack
John Cusack
Bill Pohlad


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Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy, a biopic of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, focuses on two distinct periods in the songwriter's life. One timeline follows Wilson (played as a younger man by Paul Dano) as he quits performing live in order to focus on the creation of the album Pet Sounds, the single "Good Vibrations,"" and the eventually discarded album Smile. During this period of intense work, Wilson's mental-health issues grow worse. The other section of the film features John Cusack as an older Wilson, as he attempts to escape the influence of a manipulative doctor (Paul Giamatti) who has become a totalitarian guru to him. Helping him in this endeavor is a car saleswoman named Melinda (Elizabeth Banks). Love & Mercy screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2015
UPC: 0031398224778
Original Release: 2014
Rating: PG-13
Source: Lions Gate
Sales rank: 27,921

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Dano Brian Wilson
Elizabeth Banks Melinda Ledbetter
John Cusack Brian Wilson
Paul Giamatti Dr. Eugene Landy
Brett Davern Carl Wilson
Graham Rogers Al Jardine
Jake Abel Mike Love
Kenny Wormald Dennis Wilson
Erin Darke Marilyn Wilson
Bill Camp Murry Wilson
Joanna Going Audree Wilson
Nick Gehlfuss Bruce Johnson
Mark Linett Chuck Britz
Johnny Sneed Hal Blaine
Gary Griffin Al De Lory
Teresa Cowles Carol Kaye
Vince Meghrouni Woodwind/Brass Player
Jeff Meacham Tony Asher
Max Schneider Van Dyke Parks
Diana-Maria Riva Gloria
Erik Eidem Doug
Dylan Kenin Rob
Carolyn Stotesbery Sarah
Fred Cross Cadillac Colleague
Tyson Ritter Hipster #1
Jeff Galfer Hipster #2
Morgan Phillips Evan

Technical Credits
Bill Pohlad Director
Jenny Brown Makeup
Andrew Cahn Art Director
Becky Cotton Makeup
Keith P. Cunningham Production Designer
Luke Freeborn Art Director
Eugene Gearty Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Glicker Costumes/Costume Designer
Dino Jonsater Editor
Robert E. Kay Asst. Director
Robert E. Kay Asst. Director
Jim Lefkowitz Executive Producer
Michael Alan Lerner Screenwriter
Oren Moverman Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Claire Rudnick Polstein Producer
Atticus Ross Score Composer
Thomas Patrick Smith Asst. Director
John Wells Producer
Kenny Wormald Choreography
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer

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