14A(14A) Substance Abuse, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Documentary. An exploration of the public life of musician Amy Winehouse from her earliest performances until her death at age 27.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and sexual references
  • Frequent references to serious medical issues, including self-harm - some detail
  • Pervasive, detailed depictions of and references to alcohol and illegal substance abuse - some disturbing detail

Thematic elements

  • Self expression through music
  • Fame and exploitation
  • Art, depression, and vulnerability

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for detailed drug use in a documentary context

Classification date

June 22, 2015