LOVE & MERCY (2014)
A film by Bill Pohlad
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
The film start where you are going in Brian Wilson’s ear and into his head. The film is smart unconventional and refreshing look at the autobiography of Brian wilson. I used to go see them in Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan now it is called DTE energy music theater, i think I saw them at least a dozen times every summer and did they put on a show. It is a tribute to the beach boys which they had a distinguish sound like no other band had.
You see you will see how Wilson creates a new tune in his head then on the piano get the gang together and gets it right on the money it took time and sometime it was frustrating for the other member of the band. It was not easy but it was done right. There is the flashback from back in the 60’s and into the 80’s where brain was not so well and meet his second wife Melinda. Pay attention to the details the instruments the costume, the decor was done just right for the time period in the 60’s.
Wilson was the key to the success to the beach boys here and went on making of Pet sound. The Beach Boys were a family business, including Brian’s brothers Carl (Brett Davern) and Dennis (Kenny Wormald) and their cousin Mike Love (Jake Abel). Wilson had sound in his head take on a sinister turn, and his odd behavior plus paranoid ramblings scared his bandmates and his first wife, Marilyn (Erin Darke). LSD din’t help it made matter worst. There is the other part of the film were it is in the 80’s and a sinister character enter Wilson’s life Landy ( Paul Giamatti) just looking at his hair you knew he is going to be the villain in this. And I am a little stunt that this happened to Wilson. Melinda (Elizabeth Banks) was a ray of sunshine for Wilson and the rest is history they say.