This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys". The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories ... See full summary »
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Dramatization looks at the tumultuous relationship that existed between rock group The Beach Boy's Brian and Dennis Wilson and their father, Murry. It also examines their struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Arlen Dean Snyder
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
"Endless Harmony" is an appropriate name for a story about The Beach Boys. It's sarcastic and true at the same time. Sarcastic when you look at the situation within the band and the Wilson family, which had little to do with harmony most of the time. True when you listen to the beautiful, timeless music the band made. There are so many funny, sad and genuinely messed up moments in the Beach Boys story, that it would take no less than a 5 DVD Box Set à la The Beatles' "Anthology" to tell the story properly. At normal feature length "Endless Harmony" leaves one longing for more in depth information about the creation of all the big hits, the Wilson's family story or the conflict between the individual band members. The documentary touches all those topics and also features early video clips (most of them in their full length) and some pretty interesting alternative takes of familiar songs (for instance, a beautiful version of "'Til I Die"). Recommendable for fans of the Beach Boys and anybody who's interested to learn about one of the most important bands in rock history.
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