Imitation Of Life
Since 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: #Douglas Sirk #Imitation of Life #John Gavin #Lana Turner #Sandra Dee #Universal International Pictures (UI)
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June 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.Read in Source
March 31, 2015 The toughest-minded, most irresolvable movie ever made about race in this country.Read in Source
February 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.Read in Source
New York Times
March 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.
April 29, 2011 [VIDEO] Set in postwar New York, "Imitation of Life" is a wonderfully deceptive film.Read in Source
May 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.Read in Source
November 16, 2015 Sirk unleashed a melodramatic torrent of rage at the corrupt core of American life-the unholy trinity of racism, commercialism, and puritanism.Read in Source
March 19, 2009 While this device lends more scope, it also results in the overdone busy actress/neglected daughter conflict.Read in Source
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009 What [the characters] need most from their maker is something he couldn't have given them at the time: the 1960s.Read in Source
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