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Whiplash Plot

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. (C) Sony Classics

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Budget : $3.3 mn
Box Office : $49 mn

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  • trailer 1 2014
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Just took my two teen-aged boys to see Whiplash. Just as amazing the second time (saw the premiere at Sundance). My boys, who are both in band, thought the film was absolutely fantastic. "It's just everything," said my younger one. Bumping up to a full five stars. The older one said, "What am I supposed to take away from it?" Not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, but there's a lot to talk about on your way home.

I am so hoping J. K. Simmons gets the supporting actor Oscar for this film. He deserves it.

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