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.
The session keyboardist 'Al De Lory' is portrayed by 'Gary Griffin (VI)', a composer/arranger who was first employed as a session musician for the Beach Boys in the late 1970s. In 2000, he composed original Beach Boys sound-alike music for the ... ...
Okay, let's go again, please. Let's think of this feel a little harder. Okay? A little stronger. Let's really hit it now, okay? Here we go!
Brian Past: Okay, one more time, please! *Ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka*!
Mike Love: They know the ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka!...
In a scene which presumably takes place in 1967, Murry Wilson tells Brian that he has sold off the band's publishing company. In real life, Murry did not do this until 1969.
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.
The version which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and a few subsequent public screenings contained a few extra scenes, such as an "I Get Around" studio sequence, and a scene where Wilson meets Phil Spector on the street. The closing song "One Kind of Love" was also absent from this cut.
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