Jul 20, 2015

Love & Mercy (2014)

Love & Mercy (2014) movie poster
Love & Mercy is a 2014 American biographical film directed by Bill Pohlad, about musician and songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. The film, deriving its title from the 1988 song by Wilson, is presented in a parallel narrative covering two specific time periods in Wilson's life: the 1960s and the 1980s. Actors Paul Dano and John Cusack depict the young and middle-aged Wilson, respectively, with Elizabeth Banks as Wilson's second wife Melinda Ledbetter, and Paul Giamatti as Wilson's psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_%26_Mercy_(film)

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

freddy's score of 60-80 I got the feelz
F: Yeah, I'm a sucker for music artists biographies and mental disorder films. This isn't the most amazing biopic out there; sometimes it can get a bit too melodramatic. But, it got me. I was very emo when the real Brian Wilson appeared at the end. My emo buzz got crushed pretty quick though, because my dear companion said the movie was complete boring crap when I asked her for her opinion while leaving the theater. Devastating words, 😥.

schizo cusack

F: I've always loved the song "Good Vibrations" but The Beach Boys never got my full attention. I have never heard a complete album from these guys and I'm very curious about Pet Sounds now. Gonna give it a go this week. (2022 update - Since then I've listen to this album 3 times on LSD 😂 An absolute transcending experience).

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F: My cinema partner wanted to spit in Paul Giamatti face. That's how great this guy is! He really makes you hate Dr. Landy. The whole cast was great, but I especially liked John Cusack's performance. The sound mix was really cool also, it's great if you can hear it on a 5.1 s-system.

Giamatti THY GREAT

F: Thank you very much for the weekend Elsa, you are the best!

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