Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Whiplashed by WHIPLASH

After a couple of hours at the Fiat dealer, we stayed in town to watch WHIPLASH with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, who won the Oscar for his role.  My question was why didn't Miles Teller get nominated as well?  Talk about hard work for both actors.  The movie was tense and emotionally draining.  What I like best was it never fell into cliches.  It could have with the kind father, the kind girlfriend.  It could have ended with a standing ovation, instead it left a gap.  Loved the gap.  Love all gaps.  Without the gap it would have been Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!

It's R rated for all the swear words you've ever heard, creatively linked in long chains at loud decibels. Script, acting, directing, music is all terrific.


  1. Great movie. I had a strong visceral reaction to it, like I wanted to go out and punch somebody!

  2. I watched this on a flight two weeks ago. I liked it. Unfortunately, the flight attendants turned off the inflight video entertainment for our descent and I never got to enjoy the last few minutes of the movie. Initially very frustrating, but since then I have come up with a myriad of finales to the movie. Someday I will revisit the entire movie.

  3. Agreed. We loved it. And I was surprised Miles Teller wasn't nominated. My husband says he had Stockholm Syndrome watching it because he liked J.K. Simmons when all as said and done.