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.
J.K. Simmons was up against Ethan Hawke (for Boyhood (2014)) at the Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Hawke played his character on and off, occasionally, over the course of 12 years. Simmons played his for 19 days (not including the days playing the same character in... ...
Guys, just put your instruments down for a minute.
Terence Fletcher: Just listen for a minute. Six years ago, I came across a kid in a practice room, working on his scales. He was early second year and he'd started at Shaffer with a lot of hope. Like all you guys. ...
When Andrew arrives late at the Dunellen Competition, you can see him putting on his jacket as he walks in the door. In the next shot, he's putting on his jacket again.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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