Love & Mercy (Featuring Luella Chavez)

by | Apr 6, 2020 | 0 comments

On the 3rd episode of Missing Pieces, Luella Chavez joins me to talk about 2014’s Love & Mercy. The story of Brian Wilson, the legendary lead songwriter of the Beach Boys who is perhaps as famous for his beautiful music as he is for the stories of his mental illness and his multiple years spent in reclusion. Puzzle pieces include The Aviator, Ray and I’m Not There.

As always, SPOILER ALERT for Love & Mercy and the movies we discuss!

Director – Bill Pohlad

Writer – Oren Moverman & Michael A. Lerner

Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti


Luella Chavez is an actress and hosts the Vegas Playground Podcast

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MISSING PIECES is a side series of Piecing It Together where we look at a movie from the last 3-30 years so that we can cover some films that came out before the creation of our podcast. Unlike a regular episode, my guest gets to pick a movie, and we also look forward to any movies that came after that it may have itself inspired as well. We started this side series during the theater shut down of 2020 and will continue it as long as there is a lack of new theatrical releases to cover.

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