We all have heard and read the good reviews about this film and seen how many awards it has taken home when it’s award season. And.. it’s all true. All you heard about Whiplash is true. Quite the amazing story.
Andrew is 19 and he’s young drummer who’d like to make it to the bigger scene in the music world. He practices day and night to get better. He plays for a band in college but one day another band leader – Fletcher – hears him play and take him on for his band. And here’s where Andrew gets what you would call an ego trip. Andrew dates the girl from the cinema he got the courage to ask out – but dumps her for music and starts practicing even more. He drives himself so hard but yet – still not good enough for Fletcher.
Fletcher isn’t the ordinary band leader – he can be quite verbally abusive. He thinks that motivates people but that have different effects on different people. Fletcher wants to be best in the world and takes it out on his band members when they don’t play the way he feels is best.
Whiplash is about Fletcher and Andrew and their journey in this band.. You can see Andrews ego trip going on high one day when the band is about to perform and he gets there late and Andrews role goes to someone else. Despite the fact Andrew JUST was in a car accident he wants to play but can’t and finds himself kicked out of the band. But there seems to be some hope for Andrew.
The film itself is so good, I was clued to it all the way to the end and was amazed how good it was. The actor was superb. We see the rise and fall of Andrew & Fletcher. I would recommend this to anyone who’d like to see – don’t waste more time and see it. You won’t be disappointed.
You see actors like Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang and Chris Mulkey