I Watched The 2015 Amy Winehouse Documentary Right After Seeing Back To Black, And Now I’m More Upset At The New Movie

I Watched The 2015 Amy Winehouse Documentary Right After Seeing Back To Black, And Now I’m More Upset At The New Movie

While I did not spend a lot of time following her career while she was living, ever since I heard Amy Winehouse’s voice, I knew she was one of the greatest singers that ever lived. She wrote some of the best songs of all time, too, between “Back To Black,” “Valerie,” “Love Is A Losing Game” and “Tears Dry On Their Own,” which will all remain timeless to my ear and so many others. So you can imagine the excitement I had when I learned she was getting her own music biopic with Back To Black. Sadly, it’s a massive disappointment to her legacy.

I shared my thoughts on the new Amy Winehouse movie in CinemaBlend’s Back to Black review, where I gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars. And my own feelings about the movie echo other critics’ mixed feelings about the biopic. After seeing the movie and feeling rather frustrated by the movie’s depiction of the singer, I decided to finally watch the 2015 critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning documentary Amy, which had been on my watch list already for years. After checking it out, now I’m even more upset about Back to Black. Let me share why.

Marisa Abela in Back to Black.

(Image credit: Focus Features)

Amy Approaches Winehouse As A Well-Rounded Person, Whilst Back To Black Simplifies Her 

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