About The Film:
Love & Mercy is an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson (portrayed by both John Cusack and Paul Dano), singer and songwriter for The Beach Boys. The film intimately examines the unique journey and ultimate salvation of this musical icon, whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.
The “emotionally exhilarating” (Hitflix) film is listed on a number of critics “must see” lists, and has been nominated for several awards in 2015, including at the SXSW Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated producer Bill Pohlad (Best Picture, The Tree of Life, 2011), Love & Mercy bonus material includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes (looking at the production and costume design and also how the personal history of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson inspired the film), deleted scenes and audio commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman. Love & Mercy will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
I love a good biopic film. Especially one that gets to the heart of the subject. I learned a lot of things about Brian Wilson that I didn’t know going in. Paul Dano’s performance was amazing. The nuance and the heart in it spoke to me and was very emotional. Then when John Cusack came in to finish it was almost seamless. I mean we all know John Cusack is one of the best actors of his generation. Overall I think Love & Mercy is one of those that even if you may not be a Beach Boys fan you will love the movie and enjoy learning the history of Brian Wilson.
DIGITAL HD/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• “A California Story: Creating the Look of Love & Mercy” Featurette
• “A-Side/B-Side: Portraying the Life of Brian Wilson” Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Audio Commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman
You guys know I love me some deleted scenes. I also like the A-Side/B-Side Featurette to peek into both actors. Add this to your Holiday lists! Perfect for both music lovers and film lovers.
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***Disclosure: I received a copy of the film to Review as Compensation. All opinions are my own.***