"Love & Mercy" Earns Stellar Reviews at Toronto Film Fest

John Cusack, Brian Wilson and Paul Dano at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Love & Mercy." (Tommaso Boddi)

John Cusack, Brian Wilson and Paul Dano at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Love & Mercy." (Tommaso Boddi)

"Love & Mercy," the upcoming biopic about Brian Wilson, and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, has opened to rave reviews after premiering at the Toronto International FIlm Festival on September 8 in Toronto, Canada.

Variety calls the film "a wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, Bill Pohlad's "Love & Mercy" vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs – one artistic, one personal – in the life of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.

The Los Angeles Times says "it's a surprise to find 'Love & Mercy,' a story about the pop icon Brian Wilson from two ends of his life, break the mold and den invigorate the form."

The Hollywood Reporter calls "Love & Mercy" a "deeply satisfying pop biopic who's subject's bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure."

Following are links to the full reviews, and stay tuned as we post new ones.