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A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.

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A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.

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Rated R for strong language including some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Although Miles Teller has been drumming since he was 15 years old, he took additional lessons 4 hours a day, 3 days a week to prepare for the movie. See more »

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Terence Fletcher: Were you rushing or were you dragging? If you deliberately sabotage my band, I will fuck you like a pig. Oh my dear God - are you one of those single tear people? You are a worthless pancy-ass who is now weeping and slobbering all over my drumset like a nine year old girl!
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Whiplash
Written by Hank Levy
[Courtesy of Hank Levy Jazz LLC
Under exclusive license from Hank Levy Jazz LLC and Ellis Music Enterprises]
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Like a movie about the NBA with an all white cast
31 July 2014 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

Why make a Jazz movie and only cast white people?

Make the movie about classical music or cast black people. How hard is that?

If the movie had monsters or robots to distract us, it would be easier to not notice that everyone with major speaking roles is white.

This movie would be far more interesting, even with the same functional dialog, if the leads were both black women, and the music lessons were being kept a secret from our fascist alien robot overlords. The inhumanity of the mentor to build the humanity of the hero, to spite the inhumanity of the robots.

Instead we have a movie that endorses the abusive gravy-training of children. If your daughter hasn't mastered the viola by age 3, throw furniture at her until she does.


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