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Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
|Studio :||Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films,|
|Crew :||Art Department Coordinator, Art Direction,|
|Cast :||Paul Reiser April Grace Chris Mulkey Henry G. Sanders J.K. Simmons|
|Genre :||Drama Music|
Good movie, but best of all time? Hardly . . .
A lot more amusing than I thought it would be.
The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
Every scene, every detail, every line, every character in the movie just working perfectly in harmony from the begining till the end. And, man, this is totally quite my tempo!
This is by far one of my most favourite movies I've ever seen. The ending scene gave me goosebumps, it is an absolute stunning masterpiece. The storyline is well balanced with tensity, heartache and drama. It also manages to fit in a parallel lovestory. J.K Simmons' performance is extremely good throughout the whole movie which it even more paralyzing. Simmons burning passion for his role makes his character (Terrence Fletcher) seem like satan itself in some occurances, and in others like a whole different person. It is impossible to take your eyes off him while he performes. Every step, move and breathtake that Simmons takes is bulletproof and proffessionally done, making his character very entertaing. The masterly written script, the fantastic acting and the well directing creates a movie that you wont be able to take your eyes off.
Whiplash is one of those films with a solid but very specific story. The plot revolves around two central characters - an aspiring drummer Andrew (Miles Teller) and his jazz mentor Fletcher (J.K Simmons). Fletcher, an 'explosive' hard task-master, is one of those who believe that best musicians are nurtured only when they are pushed to perform beyond expectations and shall not settle for "just good". His way of teaching challenges Andrew emotionally, mentally and physically almost to his breaking point. The movie sticks to it's central plot and characters, with no superfluous side plots, and thus has the viewer's best attention to Andrew's hardships under Fletcher. Both the characters are exceptionally well played-out by the seasoned actors. Since the movie is based on jazz, the movie is full of it (no expert here, but kind of enjoyed it). Fletcher's scoldings and arguments as a music teacher resemble more to those of a military commander. Nevertheless, some are very impactful and note-worthy (Like- There are no two words in the English language more harmful than "good job" ). While the methods of teaching music depicted in the movie are questionable (especially in the field of art where expression and individuality are essence), but movie does well to engage and amaze the audience. The ending though might seem a little abrupt, with unanswered viewer question of what happened next. The movie also does seem to bring forth a crucial question of what real greatness is and does opinion and approval of certain people matter for feeling worthy. Watch it for excellent film making, story and acting performance by Miles and Simmons.
This movie reminds me of my band teacher, he doesn't try to kill us but he is very intense and does not mess around when it comes to making you reach full potential. This movie is filled with intense scenes between Fletcher and Neiman, but also calmer scenes of musical reflection. This movie makes a very good point about modern day music, saying that jazz (a genre that I like) is being flushed out in favor of pop songs. Being a musician myself, I know the the struggle of trying to show potential to someone with high standards, and so I relate to Neiman's struggles as well. Whiplash, awesome movie for people who can appreciate music and one hell of an emotional roller coaster.