While I would not have cast John Cusack as Brian Wilson (they seem to be two quite different people features-wise) I can say that after a while I stopped being distracted by his inability to look like Brian Wilson and eventually enjoyed his performance. The acting was first-rate here, with all the leads bringing their A-game to this back-and-forth biopic (Paul Dano plays the mid-60s Brian Wilson–he’s amazing–John Cusack plays the late-80s Brian Wilson). And overall, this is an incredible film with lots to look at and be absorbed by.*
Cost: Free due to Kelly’s Fandago gift card (given to her by regular commenter Jan) $10.17 worth of snacks were purchased also. That was a pretzel for me and a soda for her.
Where watched: Regal City Center 12, with the aformentioend Kelly.
*Slight downside. You will have Beach Boys songs in your head for a very long time after seeing this movie. But it will be worth it.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2015/love_and_mercy.html