With era-defining hits including ‘Surfin USA’, ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘God Only Knows’ and an all-time classic album in the form of ‘Pet Sounds’, the Beach Boys are one of most loved and respected bands of all time. Love & Mercy, an acclaimed biographical film now available on Blu-ray and DVD, shines a spotlight on the songwriting genius at the heart of the band, Brian Wilson, at two key stages in his life. Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood) portrays Wilson at his creative peak in the 1960s, while John Cusack (High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank) plays the iconic musician as he endures a personal crisis in the 1980s. Meanwhile, Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Straight Outta Compton) co-stars as Wilson’s dubious therapist Dr. Eugene Landy and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games) appears as Melinda Ledbetter, the woman who would later become Wilson’s loyal wife. To celebrate the film’s home entertainment release, NME has compiled a quiz to find out just how much you know about the legendary California band.
For quiz hints and a look into the inspiring true story of Brian Wilson, purchase your copy of Love & Mercy on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon today.