The critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25, On Demand September 11, and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 15 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity, 2001) stars in “one of the best performances of his career” (Hollywood Reporter) alongside Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) as the troubled musical genius Brian in two pivotal stages of his life – the 1960s at the peak of The Beach Boys fame and 1980s as Brian reclaims his life after a mental breakdown. They are joined by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise) as Wilson’s present-day wife Melinda and two time Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (Best Actor, Barney’s Version, 2011; Best Actor, John Adams, 2009).
Love & Mercy defies conventional story telling with the dual story line of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against two distinct eras Wilson’s lengthy musical career, the film intimately examines the personal voyage of how Brian shaped the early sounds of The Beach Boys to the ultimate salvation of the icon when he meets a woman who releases him from the care of controversial therapist.
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 features bonus materials including: deleted scenes, two behind the scenes featurettes looking at the production and costume design and at how the personal history of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson inspired the film 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.