Just in time for sunny days and the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds, Vine Street at the Movies brings you The Beach Boys and Love and Mercy. Due to scheduling conflicts, please note that we are meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. This film is rated PG-13.
Love and Mercy follows the troubles-to-triumph life of Brian Wilson. The genius behind the California group fell into the clutches of mental illness—and a particularly scuzzy therapist—until a chance meeting with a person who ultimately changed his life. Paul Dano and John Cusack share the role as the younger and older Wilson in a spirit-raising story about the power of someone who has faith in another.
About the film, Andrew O’Hehir of USA Today says, “When you consider all the ways that Love & Mercy could have gone terribly wrong, and how full of life it is in the end… I think the end product is almost miraculous.” He continues, “In telling the story of one damaged suburban genius and his unlikely rebirth, [it] captures the vanished possibilities of 1960s pop music, the fecklessness of the California dream and its decay into tragedy and madness, and other things less easy to describe or define.”
Vine Street at the Movies is a free monthly event hosted in Fellowship Hall by Jim Carls.