Whiplash parents guide


A teacher can either whip up or beat down a student.

Release date October 10, 2014

Andrew (Miles Teller) is an aspiring jazz drummer lucky enough to be accepted into a prestigious music conservatory. There he meets an ambitious instructor (J.K. Simmons) who uses whip-like tactics to try and hone the young musician's talent.

Why is Whiplash rated R? The MPAA rated Whiplash R for strong language including some sexual references.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Whiplash rated R? Whiplash is rated R by the MPAA for strong language including some sexual references.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Depictions of fighting and beating.
- Infrequent portrayals of injuries with some blood.
- Detailed disturbing scenes that may have an adverse psychological impact.
- Bullying.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent use of detailed sexual language and references.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 120 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.
- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural, developmental, and sexual slurs.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Coarse Language
Manitoba 14A Disturbing Content Coarse Language Adverse Psychological Impact.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Whiplash"

Cast and Crew

Whiplash is directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser.

Whiplash is opening in limited release on October 10, 2014.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Whiplash movie is February 24, 2015. Here are some details…

Whiplash releases to home video on February 24, 2015.

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