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.