Amy

Title: Amy
Genre: documentary, biography
MPAA Rating: R
Year: 2015
Director: Asif Kapadia (Senna)
Brief Synopsis: The innocent beginnings of Amy Winehouse that lead to her sudden rise to fame, culminating in her untimely death.
My Word to the Wise: Powerful documentary. it portrays Amy as she was behind the scenes of her gifted yet troubled singing career. Through home movies and musical footage, the viewer can process the question of what went wrong and why. Some handheld camera songs are a bit sketchy and long. for that it lost one star with me.

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

2 thoughts on “Amy”

    1. It’s pretty raw and made up of home movie footage so you could read the synopsis and probably “get it” enough as a non fan. I was drawn in by her story. I wanted to know where her father was in the mix as she was wasting away on drugs.

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