AmyJuly. 03,2015 R
Prime Video Movies
A documentary on the late singer/songwriter, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.
Listening to Amy's music, it's easy to forget just how young she was. At a time when Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson were topping the charts, her voice seemed to be broadcast to us from a generation that our parents or grandparents might have recognized. But Amy was just a kid before fame was thrust upon her and had its way with her. The movie begins in the year 2001, when she was just 17 and her manager, Nick Shymansky, was 19. Over the next decade, we watch fame consume someone who clearly never wanted it and does not have the maturity or emotional support to cope with it. Under the weight of rapidly increasing attention and expectations, early red flags of her substance abuse and eating disorders go unnoticed. By the time they become life-threatening, celebrity culture completes its cycle of creation and destruction, happy to make lazy quips about her downward spiral playing out on a public stage.Her impending and premature death loom over this entire film. About an hour in, each new scene feels like it could be the conclusion to this heartbreaking biography. In a small way, it captures the anxiety of having a loved one in recovery and never knowing when you're going to get that call.The fact that there is no happy ending to this story makes it a difficult movie to watch, but you also get immersed in what a rare personality and talent she really was. I did not realize how much I had missed her.
It's a very good documentary, it really shows how Amy went through her life. It's also a little bit hard to watch her perform on a stage when you know what she have been through. After watching this I realized what her songs a really about, and it also surprised me that she survived so long on drugs and alcohol.
This documentary was good there was a lot OFF many point in it, there winkles was really good, hes life was awfully on because OFF TV and radio and papers. It was a real sad ending but some people Can stop drink and take drugs. She was toff on the on side but in side was sne a person in sadness
A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.A very gritty documentary - shows her history, warts and all, the good and bad. Well researched - some of the footage is incredibly rare, and even features home movies. Almost everybody who watched this knows that it ends tragically, and the documentary does a good job of showing what leads to her demise - her downward spiral, its symptoms and its causes. There is a large feeling of inevitability to it all.Quite emotional too. Through flashbacks to her teen years we are reminded that she was once a care-free, innocent child, and that the hurly burly of fame was something she was totally unprepared for and ultimately didn't want.Emotional too in that you get an indication of what a great talent she was and get an inkling for how much more she could have achieved.