Imitation Of LifeSince the husband';s death, Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a difficult time making ends meet. Delilah Johnson agrees to be the housekeeper of Bea in exchange for a place for her and her daughter Peola. Bea has a plan to marketing the cake recipe of Delilah. Both become rich soon and then over the years, their friendship is more close. However, their relationship with their daughters become strained. Ashamed of her mother, Peola seeks a new life by coming to the whites land. Bea';s love for her daughter is challenged when she and Jessie love with the same man.Keywords:
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Directors of "Imitation Of Life"Douglas SirkBirthdate: 26 April 1897, Hamburg, Germany
Creators of "Imitation Of Life"Eleanore GriffinBirthdate: 29 April 1904, St. Paul, Minnesota, USAAllan ScottBirthdate: 23 May 1906, Arlington, New Jersey, USA
Critic Reviews of "Imitation Of Life"New YorkerNovember 16, 2015
Sirk unleashed a melodramatic torrent of rage at the corrupt core of American life-the unholy trinity of racism, commercialism, and puritanism.Village VoiceMarch 31, 2015
The toughest-minded, most irresolvable movie ever made about race in this country.TIME MagazineMay 20, 2011
Imitation of Life is still a potent onion. When passed before the moviegoer's eyes, it may force theater owners to install aisle scuppers to drain off the tears.VarietyMarch 19, 2009
While this device lends more scope, it also results in the overdone busy actress/neglected daughter conflict.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
This modernized remake of Miss Hurst's frankly lachrymose tale is much the same as its soggy predecessor. It is the most shameless tear-jerker in a couple of years.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Forget those who decry the '50s Hollywood melodrama; it is through the conventions of that hyper-emotional genre that Sirk is able to make such a devastatingly embittered and pessimistic movie.TV GuideMay 20, 2011
You'll be horrified at how this hokum manipulates you, but the best strategy is to just surrender and enjoy it.Empire MagazineMay 20, 2011
A consummate display of populist weepie-making.ColeSmithey.comApril 29, 2011
[VIDEO] Set in postwar New York, "Imitation of Life" is a wonderfully deceptive film.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulAugust 20, 2009
What [the characters] need most from their maker is something he couldn't have given them at the time: the 1960s.Video-Reviewmaster.comSeptember 25, 2005
Glossy soaper ahead of its racially themed time.EmanuelLevy.ComJune 12, 2005
Douglas Sirk's last Hollywood film is the jewel in his crown, a visually audacious, powerfully acted melodrama, with Lana Turner and Juanita Moore in top form, that was misunderstood and dismissed at the time as just a weepie or soap opera.
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