This is basically Goodfellas, only with a different colour coat of paint.
It wasn't bad, but the story's formula felt all too familiar to me.
Couldn't shake feeling of
Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares 'with musicians'.
Or the first half of Full Metal Jacket 'with musicians'.
Want to teach someone a skill? Then yell a lot and physically abuse them until they learn!
Sorry but I don't think something like music should be treated with the same intensity as a War movie.
Despite my problems with Whiplash, the performances were top notch.