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Movie Review: Amy (2015) Sep 26, 2018

Movie Review: Amy (2015)

Rating: star star star star star (5 stars out of 5)
Cast: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson
Director: Asif Kapadia
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Run Time: 2h 8min
Premiere Date: 3 July 2015
Country: United Kingdom
Awards: Academy Awards, USA 2016 | BAFTA Awards 2016 | Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2016
Price: FREE
Screening Location: Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, Yangon, Myanmar
Event: European Film Festival

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Synopsis
The film starts with a young but very promising Amy Winehouse as a very talented and promising jazz singer. It follows her early-year struggles until her meteoric celebrity stardom that was mired with drugs, booze, paparazzi and wrong boyfriend. Her life spiraled out of control until she met a tragic and early death in 2011 from alcohol abuse.

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The film was a mosaic of archived amateur footage of the early years (complete with all the shaking of the camera) through the years with all the ingredients that made up her life - her passion for music, alcohol, drugs, unbridled spirit, loves and up to her body being carried out from a body bag. The film was honest if not for anything else. By the end of the film, you know Amy intimately. And you feel her tragic and senseless death.

Movie Review: Amy (2015)

Ending Thoughts
I like what Tony Bennet said about her. Amy was as genuine as it gets as a jazz singer, at the level of Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday. With Tony Bennet being around the block too long, he has seen it all. And in conclusion, he said if only Amy lived a little more longer, life would have taught her how to deal with it and survive the gauntlet. But just like the fate of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, it was too much too soon when you are extremely talented and catapulted to fame without the maturity needed to see you through.

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