Beautiful, put painful
As an Amy lover, it was absolutely amazing AND horrible at the same time. I don’t want to spoil too much, because I want you to just watch it. Basically, it shows Amy’s career/life from start to finish. There’s some raw footage that was taken by Amy, and it’s awfully painful but beautiful. There are also takes of family, friends and various celebrities who worked with her, talking about Amy. In between it also shows interviews with Amy, and some never before heard songs.
What I really like is that it’s completely objective, but certain things are treated with the appropriate amount of respect, what distinguishes it from juicy, sensational documentaries. Although director Asif Kapadia was criticized by father Winehouse, he did an amazing job. He really got to the core of who Amy Winehouse was, beyond the drugs and alcohol. Rather interesting is why Mr Mitch Winehouse distanced himself from the movie when it released, even though he also worked on it. My guess? He realized that people were going to see him for the – excuse me for my language – dirty pig that he was and probably still is.