I feel conflicted giving this documentary five stars, as that means I loved it. I didn't want to love it, and I didn't want to watch it, considering that the film was made because Amy's poor soul is no longer with us, and that is a tragedy. Rating this purely as a film I give it the highest accolades and five stars. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. The balance between the person of Amy Winehouse and her career is handled with the utmost sensitivity and honesty. I particularly appreciated the input from her historical friends and felt that a fully realized picture of Amy was portrayed. Looking back to those films of her younger self in the car with her pillow are just heartbreaking, knowing how this spins out. One of the most amazing parts of the film for me was being transported to how she must have felt after achieving world-wide fame, with the numerous camera flashes going off constantly. At one point during watching, I said out loud "Dear G-d, make it stop!" This was me, watching alone in my room, so I can only imagine how Ms. Winehouse must have felt, being one who truly didn't want the fame and unfortunately the infamy that wanted her desperately. As other reviewers have pointed out, some in her story come off in a negative light, and rightly so considering their actions, but that's for their consciences to deal with. I do have to say that I hope there is a certain corner of hell reserved for late night talk show hosts (yes, you Jay Leno & Graham Norton) who alternately fawned over Amy, the performer, when she was on top of her trade, and then made such horrible "jokes" at her expense as she was suffering from a myriad of health and substance issues. Bastards. Then again, so many alternately fawned over, and then abandoned her, sadly many of those firmly riding the cash cow. I especially feel for Amy's friends from the early days, and hearing some of her girlfriends voices continually break whilst speaking of her caused me to cry my own tears. Mark Ronson also receives my sympathy, as he was a good friend in a tough situation. As for Amy's father... at one point he disavows his advice that she not enter rehab saying something along the lines that if she had, there would not have been Back to Black.... Well Mr. Winehouse, then again if she had, we still might have Amy, alive and well, and some works superior to the aforementioned CD, as almost perfect as it is. This is also as close to perfect as a documentary can be, and serves as a reminder of what the world has lost. The film left me feeling that I wished that somehow I could have reached out and done something, anything, to have helped her, so that she could have held on until Amy realized her true self and her true self-worth, and maybe to have found the strength to tell certain men in her life to f-off for good. As another reviewer has noted, the quote by Tony Bennett is so very true. Had she just lived long enough... One of the most honest voices in the film (besides her childhood friends) was the drug counselor who understood the needs, as well as the real deal, but seemed to be outvoted by the parasites, and you know who you are. Amy should still be here, and that is my take-away from this film. Rest in peace.