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Love & Mercy (2014)  link to Love & Mercy on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2285

poster Love & Mercy

IMDb Rating:
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7.4/10 (16208 votes)

Also known as: Ahava va'khesed

Country: USA, 121 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Music, Biography

Director(s): Bill Pohlad

Storyline:
Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore.

Cast:

photo Paul Dano Paul Dano Brian - Past
photo John Cusack John Cusack Brian - Future
photo Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks Melinda Ledbetter
photo Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti Dr. Eugene Landy
photo Jake Abel Jake Abel Mike Love

Medium: Original DVD,

Location: USA

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1