Love & Mercy
Love & Mercy (2015)

Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy, a biopic of the Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson focuses on two distinct period in the songwriter's life. The movie intercuts the time when Wilson (played in these sections of the film by Paul Dano quit… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 5, 2015
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

A deeply satisfying pop biopic whose subject's bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure.

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Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects

Love & Mercy may be built on its headlining talent, but Pohlad has also snagged a solid supporting cast to aid Dano and Cusack.

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Parker Mott
We Got This Covered

Love & Mercy is an uneven biopic boosted by strong performances. Expect a vibrant soundtrack, but also a story that doesn't completely fly on the sum of its parts.

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Wesley Morris

It lurches between two decades and two actors, with no reliable center.

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Eric Kohn

Before all else, Love & Mercy is an engrossing portrait of Wilson's specific artistic inclinations, which draw from no real precedent.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Despite the dual-casting, alternating timelines, and idiosyncratic attempts to get inside Wilson's head, this is a fairly conventional biopic.

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Andrew Barker

A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic ...

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Drew McWeeny

The film does an exquisite job of detailing the way an artist can get lost in the act of creation.

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Tina Hassannia
Movie Mezzanine

The result is a disorienting and disappointing experience that finds one thinking a bit too obsessively about how little Dano and Cusack look alike.

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