27: Gone To Soon – Film Review

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An intriguing Documentary about the rise and fall of several music stars that all died at age 27! Intrigued? We were. Read on for more.

This film’s story is about the rise and fall of music artists and why the music industry should change and develop. The most recent and well know story of the lot, Amy Winehouse highlights especially how circumstances were against her and how she struggled to cope. However they all did struggle.

1969 – 1971

The focal point starts and shines a new light on the late 60s and early 70s. How the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison created the idea of a “27 Club”. All dying within a two year period after suffering from mental health issues.

The film highlights each of their successes but also the reasons for their fall. It shows off some surprising facts too. Seeing them all write through their pain made them more successful – because of being able to connect to their audiences. Seeing their bosses just give them what they want – drugs, alcohol or women. It saddened us to hear.

Kurt Cobain

The next entry into the club is Kurt Cobain. His story is similar to that of the first 4. He had his demons and surrounded himself with more problems than solutions.

Amy Winehouse

The sadest story just because we knew her saw her develop. The social media rise did not at all help her.

Overall

A movie that we didnt expect to grab us as much as it did. Surprising and intriguing at the same time. It shows what the music industry takes out of people and we are glad they add to the mental health conversation.

It is currently available on DVD now!!!!

Score – 4/5

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