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Back to Black

A young singer in Camden navigates fame and love while creating a groundbreaking album.


Why watch this film?

There is an inevitable exploitative spirit in a commercial biopic about any tragic figure. And given the tragedy of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black cannot be the exception. Titled after the singer's most iconic album, the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) follows the expected formula of a movie of its kind: we witness the rise to fame of its protagonist (impressively portrayed by Marisa Abela), until the creation of what would be her second - and last - studio album. To be honest, the documentary Amy, by Asif Kapadia, has much more to offer for those familiar with the singer's life and work. However, as a first approach, Back to Black is satisfactory, mainly due to the work of its actors



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Plot summary

The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame from her early days in Camden through the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black that catapulted Winehouse to global fame. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the center of one of the most legendary albums of all time.

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