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Better than expected (but my expectations were low): Back to Black reviewed

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

Back to Black

15, Nationwide

When the trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s biopic of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black, first landed, her fans were gracious. ‘This,’ they said, ‘is going to be terrific.’ I’m winding you up. They were horrified. It’s too soon, they said. It’s exploitative and trashes her legacy, they concluded, from having watched two minutes of footage.

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