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Running time
103 min.
United States United States
Damien Chazelle
Justin Hurwitz
Sharone Meir
Sony Pictures Classics, Blumhouse Productions, Bold Films, Right of Way Films
Drama | Music. Jazz. Independent Film (US)
Movie Groups
Blumhouse Productions
An ambitious, talented young drummer (Miles Teller) enters a prestigious music academy to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the greatest known drummers of all time. He's initially ecstatic when Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a harsh, ruthless but highly respected instructor chooses him for the school's jazz band. Determined to make Fletcher respect him, he works tirelessly but when Fletcher fails to recognize his potential and violently pushes him to the limit, the young man's life and his relationships fall into a tailspin.
Rankings Position
2014: 3 Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons), Editing and Sound
2014: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)
2014: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (JK Simmons), Editing & Sound
2014: Sundance Film Festival: Best Film & Audience Award
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
2014: American Film Institute (AFI): Top Ten Films
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons) & Editing
2014: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2014: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2014: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Simmons)
2014: Critics Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
2014: Satellite Awards: Best Supp. Actor (Simmons) & Best Sound
2014: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Miles Teller)
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Awards including Most Promising Filmmaker. 5 Nom.
2014: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Sup. Actor (J.K. Simmons)
2014: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: 4 Nom. inc. Best Film & Supp. Actor (Simmons)
2014: Valladolid Film Festival: Best New Director
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