Are you rushing or are you dragging?
I played the drums all through high school. When I was in junior high, I had an awful band teacher. He was rude and picky and he kind of made me hate the instruments I had grown to love so much. Seeing Fletcher in action made me realize I had it easy.
Andrew (Miles Teller) is a jazz drummer that has been accepted into the most prestigious music school in the country. One that has a studio band run by a very aggressive conductor, Terrence Fletcher. (J.K Simmons) Fletcher pulls Andrew from practice one day and lets him sit in the studio band. He feels a little cocky about it, and soon Fletcher begins to break him down in some pretty extreme ways.
When you think of intense movies, you think of thrillers, war movies, car chases, probably not jazz music. This is honestly one of the most intense movies I've ever seen. I thought I was going to have a genuine anxiety attack on behalf of Andrew a few times. This is brilliant film making, and the ending is one of the best I've ever seen.
Obviously Simmons is great, he's winning every award there is out there and rightfully so, but Teller isn't getting nearly enough credit. This is the best performance I've seen him give too.
Memorable Quote: "Four words you'll never hear from the NFL." - Andrew (Miles Teller)