Sunday, March 8, 2015

Review | Whiplash

It takes me ages to watch movies.
And so after hearing the reviews and the Oscar noms(and win!), 
I have finally caught up with society and saw Whiplash for the first time and WOW.  Just wow.

I'm generally quite picky with "artsy", different types of films, mainly because I find the majority of them very boring and slow-moving, but this...this movie was different.

Without giving away too much of the plot, this film is about a young man(played by Miles Teller), who is a student at a prestigious music college where he plays percussion on a drum set, and catches the attention of a very...eccentric music teacher(played by J.K. Simmons).  Simmons' character's unique teaching methods provide great struggle for Teller and....well I can't tell you what happens because you have to find out yourself ;D

I was genuinely interested in seeing if this movie lived up to it's hype, and I think that it did!
There were moments of struggle where I just wanted to reach through the screen and hug the character, but there was also the most determination to succeed that I have ever seen.
The constant struggle between Teller's character's determination for success and be "one of the greats" and his physical/mental limits are what made the movie so interesting.
(I think that we can all relate to this in some way)
Teller and Simmons were spectacular in this film, honestly.  I believed what they said and I felt what they felt.  Bravo. *insert clapping emoji*

Another thing is the music.
Obviously this movie is about music, particularly jazz, but even if you are not fond of this type of movie, I believe that you will enjoy it.
I often found myself tapping along to the beats(maybe that's just my inner band geek).  That's always a good sign. Haaa!



Here is the trailer if you have yet to see it:
  
Seriously. go. see. it.

Happy internet-ing,

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