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The undeniable voice and tragic end of Amy shed an uncompromising light. Review by Matt Cummings In Director Asif Kapadia's documentary Amy , we learn how fame, fortune, and deep-seeded family problems extinguished the bright light that was Singer Amy Winehouse. The Brit was far more than her #1 topper Rehab , her sultry voice turning young heads and even encouraging veterans like Tony Bennett to record with her. But beneath the paparazzi, long eye shadow, and hair extensions was a troubled woman whose problems started early and were ignored by her family until it was too late. Tracing her early life through home movies and on-the-road videos, we learn how Winehouse quickly rose from her North London borough to the heights of popularity. We're there when she takes home a handful of Grammys, but we also see the signs that will eventually undo her: an absent father, an enabling mother, and a husband with addiction problems of his own. Like a blended drink, Wi