I was in Starbucks the other day and Good Vibrations came on. It sent me back to that great movie about Brian Wilson with Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks’ great performances. It occurred to me, not just reading Anne Thompson’s latest predictions. Nor reading this tweet by Kris Tapley:
A number of awards season entries (speaking for myself, obviously) have disappointed. Starting to feel a bit thin. So: LOVE & MERCY Y'ALL.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) September 18, 2015
While I absolutely do not agree with him that awards season seems thin — I loved a lot of the films he didn’t — for instance, he’s dead on about Love & Mercy (I think, I hope) that it can sustain through the difficult season with maybe three noms at least: Dano, Banks and Wilson (for song).
The reviews were great but more than that, it was a moment to look at Brian Wilson’s life and get an intimate look at how creativity works. Hopefully there will be awards to help it along the way.