Back to Black Movie Release

The much anticipated musical biography movie about Amy Winehouse will be released in U.S movie theaters on May 17, 2024. It was released in Europe and Australia in April, 2024. The British movie was filmed in London with a cast of British actors and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Amy Winehouse is played by Marisa Abela who has received critical acclaim for her performance.

Marisa Abela Goes 'Back to Black' as Amy Winehouse in New Trailer | Vanity  Fair

Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse

Full of drama, passion, and tragedy. The movie tells of the tragic love story and booming music career of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. The story delves into her achieving success and developing her legendary studio album Back to Black. It focuses on her troubled marriage and problems with drug abuse and alcohol which led to her death.

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) born in England, composed and sang songs with a mix of jazz, R&B, neo-soul, and reggae. She won numerous awards, such as 6 Grammys, a Brit Award with 8 nominations, 3 Echo, 3 Novello, MOJO, MOBO, MTV, and others. Her groundbreaking studio album Back to Black (2006) went multiple platinum and is one of the best-selling British albums of all time.

Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett sing Body and Soul

The movie soundtrack is excellent with original songs of Winehouse and the artists that influenced her, such as The Shangtri-Las, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Minnie Riperton.

Back to Black movie Trailer

Rotten Tomatoes wrote “Back to Black’s sympathetic approach to its subject’s story is an overdue antidote to the tabloid treatment she often received in life, even if the end results are disappointingly pedestrian.” The Guardian was positive about the film “Back to Black is essentially a gentle, forgiving film and there are other, tougher, bleaker ways to put Winehouse’s life on screen – but Abela conveys her tenderness, and perhaps most poignantly of all her youth, so tellingly at odds with that tough image and eerily mature voice.”

Variety wrote “Sam Taylor-Johnson’s jazz-meets-rock-star drama exerts an authentic fascination, even as its dysfunctional-addict love story keeps us at a distance.” NME “This film was always going to face accusations of being exploitative – given the way Winehouse was scrutinised when she was alive – but the naysayers needn’t have worried. Taylor-Johnson’s film (particularly the ending) is impressively deft and delicate.” The Telegraph “Marisa Abela does a sterling job as the troubled star.”

The movie’s director is Sam Taylor- Johnson of British film and TV. She is known for Nowhere Baby, Love You More, Fifty Shades of Grey, A Million Little Pieces, Hunter, Solar, and Gypsy.

Marisa Abela plays Amy Winehouse and has received numerous praises for her wonderful and touching performance. Adela is a British actress of film and TV, known for Industry, Cobra, Rogue Agent, She Is Love, Barbie, and Man In a Box.


Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

Amy Winehouse singing Back to Black

Other cast members include:

Jack O’Connell who plays Amy’s husband, a British actor of film and TV. Known for Unbroken, ’71, Starred Up, Eden Lake, Ferrari, and Skins. Won BAFTA and Cannes awards.

Eddie Marson who plays Amy’s father, a recognized and awarded British actor of film and TV. He has been in many films including Happy Go Lucky, The World’s End, Snow White and the Huntsman, 21 Grams, Atomic Blonde, Hancock, and Sherlock Holmes.

Juliet Cowan who plays Amy’s mother, a Northern Irish actress of film and TV. Known for The Power, Killed By My Debt, Cuckoo, Back to Life, and Hank Zipzer.

Lesley Manville who plays Amy’s grandmother, British actress of film, TV, and stage. Awarded 2 BAFTAs and nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe. Known for Phantom Tread, Another Year, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and Let Him Go.

Spike Feam who plays Amy’s friend, British actor, known for The Batman, Aliens: Romulus, Aftersun, and Never Let Me Go.

Le tapis rouge de la première de Back to Black, le film biographique sur  Amy Winehouse! -


Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood, founder of AOIDE Bruce J. Wood has worked on Wall Street in business finance and strategy, and has written hundreds of finance business plans, strategic plans, economic feasibility studies, and economic impact studies. Bruce has lectured on creativity and strategic thinking, as well as worked on the development of numerous publishing, film, television, and performing arts projects, along with downtown revitalizations, using the arts as an economic catalyst. As an aficionado of music, art, and dance, Bruce is also a writer and an outdoor enthusiast. He has written poetry, blogs, articles, and many creative project concepts. He lives in the Metro Detroit area and enjoys writing poetry, backpacking, and ballroom dancing.

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