Whiplash

Whiplash (2014)
R / 1h 47m / Drama
Sundance Audience Award Winner (2014) – Drama
Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner (2014) – Drama
Critic’s Choice Award Winner (2015) – Best Supporting Actor, JK Simmons
Golden Globe Winner (2015) – Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, JK Simmons
Academy Award Winner (2015) – Best Supporting Actor, JK Simmons
Academy Award Winner (2015) – Best Achievement in Film Editing
Academy Award Winner (2015) – Best Achievement in Sound Editing

I would rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.

Y’all want to talk about an underdog story? This film couldn’t even get funding and was shipped off to Sundance as a short film where it took the Grand Jury Prize and THEN received funding for a feature length installation – and look what it brought us!

I HEAVILY enjoyed this one. It’s so extremely intimate and full of desire and adrenaline. The progression was never dull. The relationship built between Andrew and Fletcher – teacher and student – the challenges, the triumphs, the paths leading to unleashing your best self, your greatness, your legacy – was portrayed so well and so honestly.

Miles Teller is still a new face to me, but I was impressed with his grit and determination. JK Simmons had me angry, offended – then happy crying by the end. So unique this one.

9/10

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