Three sentence movie reviews: Love & Mercy
While I would not have cast John Cusack as Brian Wilson (they seem to be two quite different people features-wise) I can say that after a while I stopped being distracted by his inability to look like Brian Wilson and eventually enjoyed his performance. The acting was first-rate here, with all the leads bringing their A-game to this back-and-forth biopic (Paul Dano plays the mid-60s Brian Wilson–he’s amazing–John Cusack plays the late-80s Brian Wilson). And overall, this is an incredible film with lots to look at and be absorbed by.*
Cost: Free due to Kelly’s Fandago gift card (given to her by regular commenter Jan) $10.17 worth of snacks were purchased also. That was a pretzel for me and a soda for her.
Where watched: Regal City Center 12, with the aformentioend Kelly.
*Slight downside. You will have Beach Boys songs in your head for a very long time after seeing this movie. But it will be worth it.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2015/love_and_mercy.html
They got a great cast for this movie, so I’m not surprised to hear that the acting was top notch. I’m intrigued by this one. It was nice of Kelly to share her gift card. Kudos Kelly! (It makes me feel better to know that she only recently used the GC I sent her for her bday last year, since I still haven’t used the GC she sent me for mine last year, haha.)
Side Note: For a long time, I thought that Bare Naked Ladies Song said “Lying in bed, just like Brian Wilson dead.” It was rather embarrassing when someone finally pointed out that the word was “did.”
Perhaps the Beach Boys music ear-bug is an upside. I was so enamored by the group when I was younger (Um, hello, Kokomo!). I bet I would love this movie.