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Filter: Studio » Bold Films
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama / Music
Rating: (8.5)
Country: USA
Runtime: 106 min.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Studio: Bold Films
Cast: Miles Teller / J.K. Simmons / Paul Reiser / Melissa Benoist / Austin Stowell / Chris Mulkey / Damon Gupton / Suanne Spoke / Max Kasch / Jayson Blair / Kofi Siriboe / Kavita Patil / C.J. Vana / Nate Lang / Charlie Ian
Nineteen year old Andrew Niemann wants to be the greatest jazz drummer in the world, in a league with Buddy Rich. This goal is despite not coming from a pedigree of greatest, musical or otherwise, with Jim, his high school teacher father, being a failed writer. Andrew is starting his first year at Shaffer Conservatory of Music, the best music school in the United States. At Shaffer, being the best means being accepted to study under Terence Fletcher and being asked to play in his studio band, which represents the school at jazz competitions. Based on their less than positive first meeting, Andrew is surprised that Fletcher asks him to join the band, albeit in the alternate drummer position which he is more than happy to do initially. Andrew quickly learns that Fletcher operates on fear and intimidation, never settling for what he considers less than the best each and every time. Being the best in Fletcher's mind does not only entail playing well, but knowing that you're playing well ...
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