Director: Asif Kapadia
Rated: R (For language and drug material)
The saddest moment in all of this comes from her death, but not for the reason you might expect. That she died from a heart attack is well known at this point, but what is truly disturbing is that the paparazzi got footage of her being carried out of her house in a body bag. There shouldn't be any footage of such a terrible sight, but even in death she couldn't escape the press. “Amy” then asks the pivotal indirect question is: Are we maybe - just maybe - partially to blame for her fate. Yes, comedians can make jokes about other people's lives because that's what they do, but did we really need pictures of her walking to her car after going shopping?
What did we gain from doing this? This is one of the reasons I don't read TMZ or any other gossip news magazine; because, honestly, I don't see how their personal lives affects me. If they want to channel their lives into art for me to enjoy, that's fine, but after that I prefer to just leave them alone. “Amy” is mainly a tragic story of someone who was pushed into a life she didn't want, but it is also a scathing commentary on how we prey on famous people until they are dead and buried. This is a shame because Amy Winehouse was a great artist who we will never see anymore works from. For her, music was her salvation, but fame was her death.
Parents, there is some strong language and disturbing images of drug use. Recommended for ages 15 and up.