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Plot: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
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*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I find it very sad that so many people – including so-called professional reviewers – have rated this crap so highly. I did not walk out (although I was greatly tempted to do so) but saw it to the end. A total waste of time.
Here’s what might spoil it for you, should you believe the BS that’s being spread around this stinking pile of excrement: It could have actually been OK if it hadn’t been so laughably impossibly ridiculous. Perhaps if it had been set in the fifties or the forties when people had much less developed consciousness of human rights? But even so…
I suppose the moral/lesson we are supposed to learn is… if you can’t warp your students enough by abuse to force them to become great musicians then it is perfectly alright to discard or destroy them in the attempt.
This glorified tyrant and bully can himself only produce music at a grade one level and so because he cannot ‘do’ he ‘teaches?’
He does not teach, he does not inspire; he withholds approval, negatively reinforces and rules by fear, and is feared rather than respected. I would have a difficult time to point to a single (pedagogical) scene in the film that had any merit whatsoever or was worth watching for any reason. Maybe I should say that its evident popularity may be evidence that we are truly living in the end times… ha!
See the film if you want to be current, but please decide for yourself from watching it and don’t believe the hype about its ‘genius’ or ‘brilliance.’ It is not either of those things; it’s a poorly written, sad joke.
I would expect that those people who rate it so highly A) want to seem cool because ‘it’s about jazz’ B) have never actually been in a teacher/student situation and therefore, can only imagine how its done C) see all the other positive reviews and so must follow the herd D) don’t really know their ass from their elbow or E) thought the the actor had truly grown because in Spiderman he only yell, but it THIS one, he throws chairs…. or F) all of the above.
Save your money or see something uplifting instead rather than this horseshit.
Fantastic movie with a good cast with an impressive Miles Teller and a yet even more impressive J.K. Simmons. Decent script, great directing, selection of the repertoire and performances.
Just sit down, get a good audio system and enjoy one of the best movies of the 2010s.
Just My Tempo
Greetings again from the darkness. The pursuit of greatness is not always pretty. No matter if your dream is athletics, dancing, music or some other; you can be sure hard work and sacrifice will be part of your routine. You will likely have a mentor, teacher or coach whose job is to cultivate your skills while pushing you to new limits. This film questions whether the best approach is intimidation or society’s current preferred method of nurturing.
Miles Teller plays Andrew, a first year student at an elite Manhattan music conservatory. Andrew dreams of being a great jazz drummer in the vein of Buddy Rich. When offered a rare shot at the top ensemble, Andrew quickly discovers the conductor is a breed unlike anything he has ever encountered. The best movie comparison I can offer for JK Simmons’ portrayal of Terence Fletcher is R Lee Ermey’s Drill Instructor in Full Metal Jacket. This is no Mr Holland’s Opus. Fletcher bullies, intimidates, humiliates and uses every imaginable form of verbal abuse to push his musicians, and especially young Andrew, to reach for greater heights.
Andrew and Fletcher go head to head through the entire movie, with Fletcher’s mental torment turning this into a psychological thriller … albeit with tremendous music. We witness Andrew shut out all pieces of a personal life, and even take on some of Fletcher’s less desirable traits. Andrew’s diner break-up with his girlfriend (Melissa Benoist) is much shorter, but just as cold as the infamous opening scene in The Social Network. At a small dinner party, Andrew loses some of the sweetness he inherited from his dad (Paul Reiser), and unloads some Fletcherisms on some unsuspecting family friends.
Writer/Director Damien Chazelle has turned his Sundance award-winning short film into a fascinatingly brutal message movie that begs for discussion and debate. The open-ended approach is brilliant, though I found myself initially upset at the missing clean wrap that Hollywood so often provides. What price greatness? Is comeuppance a reward? Are mentors cruel to be kind? For the past few years, I have been proclaiming that Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) is the next John Cusack. Perhaps that bar is too low. Teller just gets better with each film. His relentless energy draws us in, and we find ourselves in his corner … even though this time, he’s not the greatest guy himself. Still, as strong as Teller is, the film is owned by JK Simmons. Most think of him as the dad in Juno, or the ever-present insurance spokesman on TV, but he previously flashed his bad side as the white supremacist in “Oz”. Even that, doesn’t prepare us for Simmons’ powerhouse performance … just enough humanity to heighten his psychological torturing of musicians.
You should see this one for Simmons’ performance. Or see it for the up and coming Teller. Enjoy the terrific music, especially Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”. See it for the talking points about teachers, society and personal greatness. See it for any or all these reasons – just don’t tell director Damien Chazelle “good job”.
Sure to be one of the best films of the year
Whiplash is low budget film making at its finest, and surely promises big things from rookie director/writer Damien Chazelle. Seeing this film in theaters was the first time this year that I have completely enraptured (granted, I have not seen all of the top films that have come out so far). Also, I am a succor for quality films about musicians, and Whiplash ranks in my all time favorites in that genre. The tension did not let up from the very first scene, especially as soon as the incredible J.K. Simmons enters. Simmons, along with Miles Teller (who’s Project X days are now long behind him) have some of the best on screen chemistry I’ve seen. They’re connected; one cannot act without it affecting the other. The film is almost entirely focused on this relationship, and the simplicity definitely services the film. I hope people will go and see it and vote with their pocketbooks for excellent low budget films.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Drama, Music
Director Damien Chazelle
Writer Damien Chazelle
Actors Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 91 wins & 144 nominations.
Production Company Blumhouse, Bold Films, Right of Way Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Cooke Speed Panchro, Leitz SUMMILUX-C and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Canon EOS 7D, Cooke Speed Panchro and Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses
Laboratory Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital (HD), SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Canon H.264 (1080p/24) (source format) (some shots), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema