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Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy, a biopic of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, focuses on two distinct periods in the songwriter's life. One timeline follows Wilson (played as a younger man by Paul Dano) as he quits performing live in order to focus on the creation of the album {^Pet Sounds}, the single "Good Vibrations," and the eventually discarded album {^Smile}. During this period of intense work, Wilson's mental-health issues grow worse. The other section of the film features John Cusack as an older Wilson, as he attempts to escape the influence of a manipulative doctor (Paul Giamatti) who has become a totalitarian guru to him. Helping him in this endeavor is a car saleswoman named Melinda (Elizabeth Banks). Love & Mercy screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:June 5, 2015


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Dano Best Supporting Actor 2015 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Paul Dano Best Supporting Male 2015 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Brian Wilson Best Original Song 2015 Nominee


Paul Dano
as Brain Wilson
Elizabeth Banks
as Melinda
John Cusack
as Brian Wilson
Paul Giamatti
as Dr. Eugene Landy
Brett Davern
as Carl Wilson
Graham Rogers
as Al Jardine
Jake Abel
as Mike Love
Kenny Wormald
as Dennis Wilson
Erin Darke
as Marilyn Wilson
Bill Camp
as Murry Wilson
Joanna Going
as Audree Wilson
Mark Linett
as Chuck Britz
Johnny Sneed
as Hal Blaine
Diana-Maria Riva
as Gloria
Erik Eidem
as Doug
Dylan Kenin
as Rob
Tyson Ritter
as Hipster #1


Bill Pohlad
Claire Rudnick Polstein
John Wells
Oren Moverman
Robert Yeoman
Atticus Ross
Composer (Music Score)
Dino Jonsater
Keith P. Cunningham
Production Designer
Luke Freeborn
Art Director
Andrew Cahn
Art Director
Oren Moverman
Executive Producer
Daniel Glicker
Costume Designer
Maggie Martin
Set Decorator
Eugene Gearty
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Patrick Smith
First Assistant Director
Kenny Wormald
Gerry Robert Byrne
Post Production Supervisor
Becky Cotton
Gigi Causey
Production Supervisor
Anthony Simonaitis
Special Effects Coordinator
Zoe Hay
Department Head Makeup
Jeff Dashnaw
Stunts Coordinator
Edward Tise
Production Sound Mixer
Lauren Upshaw
Hair Styles
Ann Ruark
Unit Production Manager
Ellis Kirk
Music Producer
Eugene Gearty
Re-Recording Mixer
Linda Flowers
Hair Styles
Charlene Amateau
Costumes Supervisor
David Riebel
Second Assistant Director
Nicholas Renbeck
Supervising Sound Editor
Frances Mathias
Department Head Hair

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