Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Love & Mercy; REVIEWS DVD

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Love & Mercy; REVIEWS DVD

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REVIEWS (Cert 12, 116 mins, drama/ romance/musical, also available to buy on DVD PS19.99/Blu-ray PS24.99) A three-disc box set comprising Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions and nine mini-movies is also available.

Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald, Brett Davern, Jake Abel, Graham Rogers.

In the 1980s, Brian Wilson (Cusack) meets spunky car dealer Melinda Ledbetter (Banks). A nervous first date exposes Wilson's mental fragility and Melinda learns that the singer-songwriter is under the care of his personal physician, Dr Eugene Landy (Giamatti). Brian's quirks do not deter Melinda and when controlling Dr Landy attempts to terminate the relationship, the plucky car dealer recruits Brian's housekeeper Gloria (Diana Maria Riva) to expose the medic as a madman. Intercut with this pivotal romance, stylised flashbacks usher in the groovy 1960s, when Brian (now played by Paul Dano) reacts to the release of The Beatles' Revolver with steely resolve. …

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