PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Paul Dano gained 35 pounds to play Brian Wilson, eating 4,500 calories a day. He claims to have torn a ligament in his knee playing basketball due to the extra weight.
We can't let them get ahead of us.
When Murray Wilson tells Brian that he sold the rights to The Beach Boys' music, he states he sold the rights for $750,000. In reality, the rights were sold for only $700,000.
First, there's concert footage of the recent Brian Wilson, himself, singing "Love & Mercy", and then at the very end there is audio of a brief recreated studio recording of Good Vibrations, with '60s Brian leading the dialogue.
$2,122,177 (USA) (7 June 2015)
$12,547,189 (USA) (27 September 2015)