LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Love & Mercy Reviews

“Paul Dano delivers an astonishing performance as the younger version of Brian Wilson, with John Cusack playing him in the later years, a gambit that pays off handsomely in a production that reflects Wilson’s blaring imagination with its own ingenious structure, visual approach, sound design and poetic sensibility.”
– The Washington Post 

“A deeply satisfying pop biopic. John Cusack gives one of the best performances of his career.”
– Hollywood Reporter 

“It’s a refreshing surprise to find LOVE & MERCY, a story about the pop icon Brian Wilson from two ends of his life, break the mold and even invigorate the form.”
– Los Angeles Times 

“For Beach Boys fans this will be an obvious must-see.”
– JoBlo 

“Paul Dano and John Cusack both do sterling work as the two halves of this broken soul, drawing us in and making us care, so that when we do finally get a chance to see the real Brian Wilson.”
– Hitfix 

“It’s like being inside Brian Wilson’s creativity.”
– Indiewire 

“As conceived and written by veteran filmmaker Oren Moverman (Bob Dylan film I'm Not There, most pertinently), the fact-based LOVE & MERCY intercuts two tracks of Wilson’s life. In so doing, LOVE & MERCY achieves the improbable: make a music biopic circa 2015 fresh and interesting.”
– Los Angeles Times 

“Paul Giamatti is marvelously monomaniacal as Eugene Landy.”
– Elle

“Elizabeth Banks is terrific.”
–  Film Journal International