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 and John Cusack were Pohlad's first choices to play Brian Wilson. Responding to some criticism over Cusack's physical resemblance to Wilson, Pohlad said that Cusack looked like Wilson during a very particular era, specifically when Wilson ... ...
I want you to leave, but I don't want you to leave me.
At the studio where the "Pet Sounds" recordings are re-created, the side entrance is handicapped equipped with concrete ramp and modern railing, along with the handicapped long bar "push" door handle on the interior of the door as seen when Mike and Brian argue. This would not have been installed until 1990 or after. Ramps used for load-in of equipment back in the mid-sixties, would have much less elaborate.
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.
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