WHIPLASH – Cast: Miles Teller as Andrew Neyman, J.K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher, Melissa Benoist as Nicole, Paul Reiser as Jim, Austin Stowell as Ryan, Nate Lang as Carl
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.
Q-Tips say: Great movie. Mrs. Q says: She thinks the young jazz drummer, Miles Teller should have also been nominated for an Academy Award not just J K Simmons. Strong performances from both.