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Amy

Summary:

Amy tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words. A once-in-a-generation talent, Winehouse was a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense: she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. Rare home videos and interviews with her inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star.

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From Dana Stevens at Slate:

Amy Winehouse’s story is a tragic one, as with Kurt Cobain, who also died at 27, her potential as a singer and songwriter was only just beginning to be realized. Yet the prevailing mood of this documentary is joy. Kapadia captures what was irreplaceable about this unique performer, and in the process gives her the opportunity to do what she was made to do, the only thing she ever really wanted: to sing. Full Review

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