Saturday Night Movie: Love and Mercy, The Beach Boys

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When:
February 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm America/Detroit Timezone
2016-02-13T19:00:00-05:00
2016-02-13T19:30:00-05:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beaver Island Community Center
231-448-2022
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Love & Mercy

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 19 June 2015

Storyline

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions and an  abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian’s crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist,  Dr. Eugene Landy.

Director:

Bill Pohlad

Writers:

Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner (as Michael Alan Lerner) | 1 more credit »

Stars:

John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks