Andrew is an ambitious drummer, studying at a jazz conservatoire. He manages to get the attention of the legendary teacher Fletcher who adds him to his band consisting of the best students.
Fletcher proves to be a despot driving his students over the edge to find the great new jazz musicians. His tyranical way of working brings up the worst and the best in Andrew.
“Whiplash” is an alright film about the tough top league of jazz music. It is more a film telling a story than a film about music(ians) though. I prefer the latter kind in music film.