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Whiplash is a 2014 American film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Miles Teller and J. K Simmons as the lead characters. The film also stars Paul Reiser Melissa Benoist in supporting roles.

Genre: Drama
Directed By: Damien Chazelle
Produced By: Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
Michel Litvak
David Lancaster
Written By: Damien Chazelle
Based On: Short film by Damien Chazelle of the same name.
Starring: Miles Teller
J. K. Simmons
Paul Reiser
Cinematography: Sharone Meir
Distributed By: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $3.3 million
Box Office: $49 million


Andrew Neiman, who is aspiring to become a professional drummer, enrolls Shaffer Conservatory. The only obstacle that sits between him and his desire for success, is his abusive and ruthless instructor, Terrance Fletcher, who will stop at nothing to make sure that his music is played perfectly.

Why It Rocks

  1. Amazing performances, especially from Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, whom the latter won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor because of his performance.
  2. Beautiful cinematography, which brings out the film's dark nature.
  3. Great Soundtrack, the music is extraordinary to listen to.
  4. Fletcher, despite being extremely abusive for a music teacher, he is still a fair man and he only wants the best from all his students. However, do check BQs #1 and 2 for regarding Fletcher.
  5. Most of the characters in the film are likable.
  6. Memorable quotes like "Not quite my tempo", "rushing", "dragging", and "FASTER!"

Bad Qualities

  1. Watching Fletcher berate and shout at the students, can be very hard to watch. This is true, especially if you had to deal with abuse in your life.
  2. Speaking of which, the part where he hurled a chair at Neiman's head was beyond extreme (thankfully Neiman dodged it in time). What's even more shocking is that he never gets arrested for anything that he's done throughout the film.
  3. Carl blaming Neiman for losing the former's folder was quite irritating to look at. Based on that, it can be very easy to just hate that character because of the way that he spoke to Neiman and what's worse is that, he doesn't even apologize for shouting at him!


The was very well-received and it was one of the films, that really launched Damien Chazelle's successful career in the film industry. The film was nominated for the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing, in which the film won the latter 3 awards.


. This film is based of the short film Whiplash, which was released the year prior to this film.



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one month ago
Score 1
Holy shit, I love this movie.


one month ago
Score 0
I respect your opinion, glad you enjoyed it


one month ago
Score 0
I honestly did not like this movie, I thought Andrew Neiman was an idiotic protagonist and the dialogue tries way too hard to be edgy but it gets annoying as it gets repetitive the amount of times this movie has the word "fuck" in it.


one month ago
Score 0
But it's completely good if you like this movie, it has good elements like the acting in it but the issues I have with this film sadly made me not enjoy this movie.

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