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Whiplash (2014)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Damien Chazelle and actor J.K. Simmons Rating:7.7/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by vitusganz on March 13th, 2016:Find all reviews by vitusganz
Great commentary. First of all, it's really funny. J.K Simmons and Chazelle have a great sintony with each other and they are making jokes and making fun of Miles Teller every time. In a serious way, Chazelle speaks like what he is, a unique talent in cinema. He is young, but he speaks about narrative and details like an experienced director would do.

But what I really like most is that J.K Simmons does not just offer the usual "actors" comments. He just not talk about his role, but everything in the movie. THe best shoots, the best details in the movie...everything that came to his mind.

Reviewed by musíl65 on March 15th, 2017:Find all reviews by musíl65
Chazelle and Simmons are sitting together and are talking in a very funny and interesting way about the movie. Nearly every topic is mentioned: the script, the DP, the actors, the music, the editing, the small budget, the shooting in 19 days, the meaning of some scenes, the locations etc.

Simmons has a lot of good points apart from the acting. Great. They have a good time together. Don‘t miss this track! 10 out of 10.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on March 21st, 2019:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
Wow! What a superb commentary, irreverent, hilarious and informative.J. K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle have great chemistry and everything is candid and fun.
I really look forward to more tracks from Chazelle and if Simmons is involved in his future films, then all the better.
Reviewed by grimjack on December 29th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
This is a very good commentary that helps you appreciate the movie even more. They talk about the performances, the writing, difficulties in filming, real life inspirations, and why certain shots/scenes were important to the writer/director. Definitely interesting throughout.