Love & Mercy parents guide

Love & Mercy

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson needs all the compassion and understanding he can get.

Overall B-

This bio-drama about the singing sensation, The Beach Boys, examines the little know personal trials of band member Brian Wilson (played by Paul Dano and John Cusack).

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use D

Why is Love & Mercy rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Love & Mercy PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Love & Mercy
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Why is Love & Mercy rated PG-13? Love & Mercy is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, drug content and language.

Violence: A father hits his child on the ear – Later, as a grown man, the character explains he has hearing loss due to the incident. Scenes depict characters verbally sparring with one another. The legal guardian of an adult abuses his charge through verbal bullying and improper administration of prescription drugs.

Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman are seen getting into bed, and shown together the next morning with bare shoulders—sex is implied. Infrequent, brief sexual comments are heard.

Language: A single sexual expletive is used in a non-sexual context. Infrequent scatological slang, cursing and profanity, including Christian religious terms, are heard. Infrequent crude terms for sex are included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Marijuana use is depicted. Characters are seen enjoying the effects of LSD after taking the illegal drug. Frequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use are included. Prescription drugs are administered improperly to a man under the care of a guardian.

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Love & Mercy
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Drug Use.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Language May Offend, Substance Abuse.
Ontario 14A Substance Abuse
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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News About "Love & Mercy"

Cast and Crew

Love & Mercy is directed by Bill Pohlad and stars Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Love & Mercy movie is September 15, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Love & Mercy
Release Date: 15 September 2015
Love & Mercy  releases to home video with the following special features:
- A California Story: Creating the Look of Love & Mercy” Featurette
- “A-Side/B-Side: Portraying the Life of Brian Wilson” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman

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