This movie.. is why we love movies.
Great story, great film, great ideas, and great energy.
The casting works well, and while some of the actors are well known they let themselves get into the parts.
There are a few scenes which go past the normal reality, but then that’s needed for this world of the hyper creative.
There is a clear love of music and love of the art.
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One to watch
For those of us who’ve pushed past the boundaries many don’t know there are moments we understand. The love and “hate” we have for our coaches and mentors who aim to push past the limits we don’t even know we can surpass.
A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.
Initial release: January 16, 2014
Running time: 107 minutes
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Featured song: Whiplash
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, more