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Love & Mercy

Biography Drama Music


 

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis.

"Love and Mercy" delivers plenty of good vibrations, relationship fluctuations, and the odd drug induced hallucination and a subsequent oversupply of medications. The story behind the talent of the fresh faced band is riveting. Most impressive is the depiction of the creative process, it's not easy to show how songs are imagined brought to life. The performances are brilliant, even with the challenge of two different actors playing the younger and older versions of the central character. Surf's down and up.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 25th June 2015
Icon Films 121 mins