Preview: Whiplash (15)
PUBLISHED: 18:13 15 January 2015
THE pursuit of perfection or the bullying of an innocent teenager?
The fine line between success and failure can bring out the worst in people and this gripping drama shows the extent some people will go to to be the best.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) wants to be the greatest musician there is and wins a place at America’s top music academy.
Course leader Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) believes to be the best, these talented young musicians must learn their craft the hard way.
He demands practise. He demands punctuality. He demands perfection.
Failure to achieve the ultimate brings the worst out in him as the tough taskmaster is ruthless to the point of violence and bullying.
This dramatic and at times horrific story has won rave reviews from critics, several awards and a Golden Globe nomination ahead of its UK release tomorrow (Friday).