Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star in the drama Whiplash. Watch the movie trailer below. A promising young drummer (Teller) enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
Release Date: October 10, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: Music, Drama
Director: Damien Chazelle
Screenwriter: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
MPAA Rating: R for strong language including some sexual references.
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.