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'Love & Mercy' Trailer Promises You'll Never Listen to the Beach Boys the Same Again

by ETonline Staff 6:49 PM PDT, April 17, 2015
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The upcoming biopic, Love & Mercy, depicts a side of Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson that few have seen.

In the film, both John Cusack and Paul Dano carry the dual role of portraying the pop icon, whose immense success came at a terrible price. Dano plays a younger Wilson at a time when he starts to lose his grip on reality while creating some of the most influential songs of all time.

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Older Wilson (Cusack) finds himself trying to escape the care of psychotherapist Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti) with the help of his girlfriend and future wife Melinda (Elizabeth Banks).

The trailer cuts back and forth between these two periods in Wilson's life while featuring Beach Boy classics like "I Get Around" and "Good Vibrations."

Love & Mercy opens June 5.

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