Movie Monday - Whiplash - Review

Monday, 23 March 2015

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. - IMDb

I had seen this film pop up here and there for the last few months but didn't actually know an awful lot about the plot. I used to play percussion and kit so just knowing it was about music and drums was enough to get me intrigued. 

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons both play great parts, the latter being someone you really want to hate. Teller really gets the audience behind him, drawing you in with his passion and determination to make his character's dream become a reality. 

I really enjoyed the film but I don't know if it would be everyone's cup of tea. I feel like it would be a love it or hate it kind of deal, but I was definitely on the love it side.

Have you seen Whiplash? Do you have any recommendations for next weeks Movie Monday?

Abi xo


  1. Intense. That's probably the only word I can use to describe Whiplash honestly. (SPOILER) And the ending sequence is so unexpected it draws the audience in even more. Let's just say Miles Teller is one hell of an actor.
    I haven't been watching a lot of movies of late. But some of the ones I last watched or are on my to-wach list are 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', 'Birdman', 'Warm Bodies' and 'Love, Rosie'.

    1. That is a great way to describe it! I have a few of those films on my 'to watch' list already, must get around to them!

      Abi xo