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 »
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
Happy go lucky Hiromi gets kicked out by his girlfriend, and heads for the sea. He meets Kaito, an elite young businessman. The two start work at a B&B run by aging surfer Masaru and his granddaughter Makoto.
A couple of songs in the film, "Surf's Up" and "Fire" (aka. "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow") were recorded for the famous, unreleased "SMiLE" album which was supposed to be released in the summer of 1967. See more »
What's great about this film, is that it doesn't just show you a series of little fifteen second sound-bites of vintage performances, but lets each clip run it's course, so you get to hear the entire song. Although many of them are obviously lip-synched (most notably "California Girls" from the Bob Hope special), there are enough rarities here to satisfy even the hardest of hard-core fans. The highlight of the movie, for me at least, was "In My Room" with a full orchestral backing from 1963, that must have been Al Jardine's very first filmed performance with the group. If only all musical documentaries were this good!
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