Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons is now available to stream on HBO Max. Whiplash follows ambitious music student and jazz drummer Andrew Neiman (Teller), who is pushed to his limit by his abrasive instructor Terence Fletcher (Simmons) at the fictional Shaffer Conservatory in New York City.
The psychological drama film is directed by Damien Chazelle. The plot follows, “Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man’s life. But Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.”
The film stars Miles Teller as Andrew Neiman, J. K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher, Paul Reiser as Jim Neiman, Melissa Benoist as Nicole, Austin Stowell as Ryan Connolly, Nate Lang as Carl Tanner, Chris Mulkey as Uncle Frank, Damon Gupton as Mr. Kramer, Suanne Spoke as Aunt Emma, and Jayson Blair as Travis.
Watch Whiplash on HBO Max.