Whiplash

Winner
Audience Award ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
Winner
Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
Winner
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy Awards
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons will blow you away. Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for WHIPLASH. It's electrifying.

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Whiplash

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) 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 (J.K. Simmons), 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.

Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay, and winner of three including Editing and Supporting Actor.
R
Genre
Drama, Music
Runtime
109
Language
English
Director
Damien Chazelle
Cast
Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller, JK Simmons
Awards:
Winner, Audience Award ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Picture, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Film Editing, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Sound Mixing, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

Damien Chazelle may have scripted one of the more inadvertently humorous titles in recent memory (“The Last Exorcism II”), but his heart is clearly in musicals, not comedy: “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” the fractured romance he wrote and directed in 2009, featured jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer, ...

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