14A, 107 minutes
Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
"Whiplash is an intense, unmelodious, highly amped and probably unrealistic drama set in the fictionalized Schaefer Conservatory in New York. The talented Miles Teller is the 19-year-old protagonist Andrew Neiman, a fiend for flashy Buddy Rich drumming and single-minded in his pursuit to be the best in his field. A romantic believer in Bryan Adams-level dedication, he plays until his fingers bleed." Brad Wheeler - The Globe and Mail