R | | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Part of the film is based on director/writer Damien Chazelle's experience as a band student in high school. In a Q&A after a screening, Chazelle stated he was intimidated by his band instructor's presence.
I never really had a Charlie Parker. But I tried. I actually fucking tried. And that's more than most people ever do.
When Fletcher asks the trombonist who was out of tune to play, the sound we hear is obviously a computer sample of a trombone and not a real trombone.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
$13,092,000 (USA) (27 March 2015)
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