Amy: You Should Have Gone To Rehab

Amy: You Should Have Gone To Rehab

They tried to make me go to rehab
I said NO…NO…NO!

Have you ever watched a documentary that you knew had a bad ending and you still felt sad and angry when it was over? That was how I felt after seeing AMY, a film detailing the life of musician Amy Winehouse.

The sadness was from watching someone with a special talent that never reached anything close to her potential. This was a girl that was emotionally broken and not equipped to handle her life and her fame.

The anger comes from seeing the people closest to her. She desperately needed their help and they were more interested in using her as a cash machine.

Families! Sigh!

The film itself is very well done. If you aren’t familiar with Winehouse, you’ll be amazed at her immense talent. She had a sultry voice that was made to sing Jazz. She wrote songs that were so personal that hearing them made you feel like you were invading her life and her soul. It was heartbreaking.

My favorite moment is a scene where Amy is recording a duet witth Tony Bennett. Winehouse is overwhelmed and intimidated by singing with one of her musical idols. Bennett shows a father-like patience in helping her get through a shaky moment.Too bad he wasn’t her real father.

Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011. She joined the musical “27 club”…musicians who died at age 27. It includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. Like the others, you’re wondering what could have been?

Tony Bennett: “She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist. When we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her.


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