Very moving, but hard to watch as well. A tragically beautiful artist.
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world's attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense - she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
I missed this on TV as it was on in the UK and I wanted to see it say the least I have fallen in love with her music all her lyrics really talk to you she was so talented I regret not listening to her music before because its amazing her music I now have all her music on my iTunes and my iPhone that I constantly listen to such a talented young soul
Wish she was still here she had an amazing voice shame she got into the wrong things ❤️😘
Love amy and love this film. Such a loss r.i.p babe 💋
Talent never to be forgotten
Tried several times after purchasing this and just plays with sound and distorted neon screen!
The best depiction of Amy's story ever, the pairing of music and film at times are utterly breathtaking, and when you think about it, in true Amy fashion- just like in life, this film is controversial. Of course! Stunning x
Why are there bits missing from the iTunes download (and I got HD)? There are parts of the original cinema release film missing. This is very disappointing Apple... I want a refund.
A great tribute to such a talented female. I still remember watching this at the cinema and walking away sad but angry at the same time, especially towards her ambitious father.
Brilliant director. Very sad story.
She wasn't a drug addict. She was a had an eating disorder and the drugs were to numb the pain. She also hated the fame game. But wanted to sing. To manage both she drank and took drugs.
She was not something to
Point and laugh at.
She was a just a woman with a great talent surrounded by vultures. Same old story.
Ps. Her dad is a pos. Really. What a disgusting waste of space. His heart stopped years ago, if he ever had one?
Captivating, I watched with a lump in my throat and welled up eyes. Must see 10/10
An eye-opening and emotionally wrenching documentary following one of Englan's brightest lights that went out far too young. Who is to blame, a controlling father or society's treatment of Amy Winehouse as a comedy piñata?
I have to confess, never really been a huge Amy fan. I knew she was talented but I was never a die hard fan. After watching this docu, it made me see her in a completely different light. So vulnerable yet amazingly talented. It's a sad reminder of the girl who we live stream too soon. Honestly, do watch and even buy this film. It will open your mind completely and move you to tears.
When is it coming out on here?
This film is amazing! It's so important that people see and buy this, because most people just think that this person was just a "druggie"
- No. If you watch this film, you will completely turn the other cheek and it will change your view on Amy Winehouse. She was a brilliant, rare, beautiful, funny, real, talented musician that was takes from us sadly way too soon. Watch this film, it's a masterpiece and beautifully put together! RIP Amy Winehouse xxxxxx
If you loved Amy Winehouse, you'll love this film!
A masterpiece sorrowful documentary on an artist's talent and the tragedy of eminence. Go see it, it will stay with you!
There has been a lot of publicity about this film and a whole array of 5 star reviews. Usually, films like this are never as good as they promise to be, but in the case of Amy, it's time to believe the hype!
I cannot confess to ever being a fan of Amy Winehouse. I liked a few of her tracks and bought the Back to Black album, but I never understood what a modern masterpiece it really was ... until now.
This docu-collage of her life starts off in a very simple way. In fact, the first 20 minutes or so are very uninvolving. However, it doesn't take much longer for the real drama to begin.
The skill of this film is in the way it has spliced together amateur and professional footage, the 'voice' of those who grew up with her, and the onscreen lyrics to her tracks. Her whole musical being was purely cathartic. Every lyric of her song is born from real life events. I now listen to her tracks and experience a new emotional rawness.
The film exposes her home life and upbringing, all of which are shown for examination but never commented on.
The editing process of the film apparently took three years. It is only when you replay each scene in your mind that you realise what a genius the director is.
There are several deeply disturbing scenes, not because of what they show in a given moment but because you know when you see them how tragic the results of these actions will eventually be.
I felt quite choked on leaving the cinema. I felt like I had witnessed someone's journey in life in less than 120 minutes and seen how dark humanity can really be.
I wasn't a fan before she died, and I'm not a fan now. But I am a fan of this brilliant piece of cinema.
The trailer alone gave me goose bumps, can't wait to see the film!
you must see it.