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Imitation of Life ()

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Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in exchange for a room for herself and her daughter Peola... (imdb)

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Imitation of Life belongs to 14 collections
1. Academy Award - Oscar - Best Picture and Nominees (public: moderated by smviper00 - 31 stars)
2. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 27 stars)
3. National Film Registry (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 22 stars)
4. Female protagonist (public: moderated by djross - 19 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
7. Women+ (public: moderated by paulofilmo - 14 stars)
8. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 12 stars)
9. David Thomson's 1000 Films (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 6 stars)
10. Race / Racism (public: moderated by Moribunny - 3 stars)
11. mother-daughter relationship (public: moderated by livelove - 3 stars)
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66 79%
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71 83%
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57 38%
Aug 01, 2013 PUNQ
80 99%
The standard family drama takes up most of the time so you only get short but effective doses of the race issues of Louise Beavers and her daughter. A real quality job from Fredi Washington who plays the daughter who hates the fact that she's black underneath her light skin. It hits hard and sets the emotional tone as the movie turns from a happy success story to tragedy. And the structure of the film makes the melancholy side of it effective and produced a few tears from my eyes.
May 28, 2013 adampk
100 65%
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0 19%
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30 4%
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0 0%
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8 75%
May 20, 2012 RedFalcon Red_Falcon_
68 33%
This film while pretty good suffers from the screenwriters trying to put to much on the screen for the time allotted.If they had focused on one or two aspects of the story I feel this would have been a much stronger picture.As it stands this is a worthwhile film to watch just to see how early Hollywood dealt with race issues and Claude Colbert's delightful performance as Beau Pullman.
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65 61%
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78 83%
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6 52%
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79 52%
Oct 05, 2011 prowler prowler
36 32%
It lacks all the splendid melodrama and mature writing of the Sirk version, but is somehow appealing in its bare-bones simplicity. It's in many ways a more authentic* film than Sirk's version - for one, they got a real white-skinned Negro actress, and not a Latina girl. Also, I have a weakness for the early '30s (when Hollywood cinema was most "like theatre" ever) and Claudette Colbert is a cutie pie, so movie was worth watching. Oh and rich black people used to have really impressive funerals
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76 38%
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2 33%
Ruined by weird, creepy racism. I find it funny that this was actually considered a progressive film when it was released. I'm sorry, but there is no way in hell Delilah, if she were a real person, would turn down the opportunity to have a house of her own, especially with all of the bucks she was raking in from pancakes. And the foot-rubbing scene? Fuuuuuuuuck that.
Average Percentile 58.94% from 92 Rankings rss