Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore .
|nudity||We see a man and a woman on a couch with a blanket over them. It's implied that they've just had sex and no nudity is shown.|
|profanity||The film contains two brief utterances of the expletive 'f**k', as well as other coarse language such as 'slut', 'b*tch' and 'goddamn'.|
|alcohol||The film contains a few scenes depicting illegal drug use in a discreet manner. In one scene, a man passes a packet of white powder to the protagonist, who is shown sitting and staring into space after that. In another scene, a group of young men are smoking what appear like joints. However, illegal drug use is not explicitly established in both scenes but implied through the demeanor of the characters. Throughout the film, illegal drug use is depicted discreetly in a non-promotional manner. Overall, the film portrays the protagonists struggle with psychosis, where he occasionally uses illegal drugs to deal with the symptoms of his mental instability.|
|frightening||Parental Guidance strongly recommended for persons aged 13 and below. Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language|