MERCY, a classically swooning love story from actor/writer/producer Scott Caan and noted fashion photographer Patrick Hoelck in his feature debut, follows Johnny Ryan (Caan), a successful young romance novelist who doesn't believe in love. At the launch party for his latest book, Johnny’s world is suddenly turned upside—down by the beautiful and mysterious Mercy (Wendy Glenn), who also happens to be the only major book critic who dislikes his work. Their casual flirtation turns into a passionate affair and it isn't long before Johnny, against all his better instincts, finds himself falling in love. Lushly directed and featuring a moving on—screen collaboration between Scott and his father James Caan, as well as a stellar supporting cast including Dylan McDermott and Erika Christensen, MERCY explores the struggles of maintaining a relationship, and the ever—present danger of losing it all.
- Patrick Hoelck
- Scott Caan, Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, James Caan, Dylan McDermott
Scott Caan delivers a complex portrait of a womanizing bully with a cream-puff heart.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 06.24.2010
Mercy is a romantic drama with some good qualities -- among them earnestness and strong performances -- but not enough to completely overcome the strain of its cliches.Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times, 06.24.2010
Mercy looks like an Urban Outfitters catalog and plays like A Very Special Episode of Entourage, only sporadically convincing that it's taking such form to mobilize a critique of the same.Karina Longworth, Village Voice, 06.24.2010
Scott Caan, of all people, playing a writer of romantic novels?Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 06.24.2010