Love A nd Mercy

Western Times - - LIFE | TV GUIDE -

Fri­day, sbs, 8.30pm, (2015)

When you think of the Beach Boys, im­ages of surf, sand and match­ing Hawai­ian shirts are likely to spring to mind. But in this fas­ci­nat­ing biopic about front­man Brian Wil­son (played across gen­er­a­tions by Paul Dano (pic­tured) and John Cu­sack), we get an in­sight into his mu­si­cally bril­liant mind that fell deeper and deeper into psy­chosis in the 1960s as he tried to craft avant-garde pop mas­ter­pieces. By the 1980s, Wil­son was a bro­ken and con­fused man, sup­ported in con­trast­ing ways by con­tro­ver­sial ther­a­pist Dr Eu­gene Landy (Pa ul Gia­matti) and fu­ture wife Melinda Led­bet ter (El­iz­a­beth Banks). What­ever your mu­sic tastes, this is one to watch.

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