After the 2015 release of the excellent Amy Winehouse docmentary by Asif Kapadia it almost makes all the others pointless. And yet, because of the tragic way in which she lived and died there will always be a need for more. A need to know more about the singer/songwriter, who in such a short period, had such an impact on music.
Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye, directed by Maureen Goldthorpe, was actually released before Kapadia’s. Coming out in 2011 it was still fresh. Amy had just died earlier that year. The music world and fans were devastated. Answers were begged for, so documentaries like this tried to do just that.
Diehard Amy Winehouse fans are going to watch this doc no matter what a critic(s) might write about it. The regulars are really those who might take the advice of a review. For non-diehards, watching this will give you a few nuggets about Amy you might not have known. Also give you a perspective on her as an artist and human being. On the downside, it does have a touch of the feeling like it was rushed to “cash” in on a celebrity death. Not a ton of interviews with people who knew her as it is mostly music journalists who do the talking. Plus a few of the visuals were used multiple times, like they did not have a large selection to choose from so kept hitting the replay button.
You can watch/stream this documentary on Tubi.