Love & Mercy

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Music

Brief Synopsis: "The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy."

Overall Ranking: 730 (Rank from 2015: # 19)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 47.06%
Regular 47.06%
Half-Popped 5.88%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Stephen Wilger of Critical Critics97(full review)
Jordan K97
Ryan Critic88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Michael Roffman85(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Great performances from Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, and especially Paul Dano
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Carly Booth84(full review)
Bryan Lienesch81 - A dark but appreciable biopic.
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - A musical heavyweight whose career went sideways thanks to drug addiction, mental illness, and abuse by his doctor is the stuff of which biopics are made. The proof is in the pudding because director Bill Pohlad concocts one delightfully quirky film in Love & Mercy.
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Paul's Trip To The Movies80(full review)
Popcorn Scorn80(full review)
Minnesota Man80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes78(full review)
Khalid Rafi73(full review)
David Baruffi43(full review)

People Involved

  • Paul Dano (Brian Wilson)
  • John Cusack (Brian Wilson, plus âgé)
  • Paul Giamatti (Dr. Eugene Landy)
  • Elizabeth Banks (Melinda Ledbetter)
  • Kenny Wormald (Dennis Wilson)
  • Jake Abel (Mike Love)
  • Erin Darke (Marilyn Wilson)
  • Joanna Going (Audree Wilson)
  • Brett Davern (Carl Wilson)
  • Graham Rogers (Al Jardine)
  • Dee Wallace (Rosemary)
  • Bill Pohlad (Director)