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Imitation of Life ()

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Summary: 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 - 29 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 - 16 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
6. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 12 stars)
7. Women+ (public: moderated by paulofilmo - 12 stars)
9. David Thomson's 1000 Films (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 5 stars)
10. Race / Racism (public: moderated by Moribunny - 3 stars)
11. mother-daughter relationship (public: moderated by livelove - 1 star)
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May 10 sahume2029 ()
71T7
Mar 11 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
62T6
Feb 16 mjbreuer
86T9
Feb 12 Magmadiver Magmadiver
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70T6
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83T7
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80T6
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6T5
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85T9
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68T3
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67T9
Sep 21, 2013 filmaffinity filmaffinity
71T9
Sep 07, 2013 rollsroyce
57T4
Aug 01, 2013 PUNQ
80T10
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
100T8
Jan 31, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
0T3
Dec 31, 2012 likeblues146
30T1
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
85T9
Jun 25, 2012 epsota24
0T1
May 21, 2012 ahamel7896 ahamel7896
8T8
May 20, 2012 RedFalcon Red_Falcon_
68T4
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.
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
65T7
Mar 04, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
78T9
Feb 29, 2012 BartonFink
6T6
Feb 21, 2012 Mike_V
79T6
Oct 05, 2011 prowler prowler
36T4
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
Aug 27, 2011 Warren Warren
76T4
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
65T7
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
73T6
Mar 21, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
73T8
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85T7
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60T5
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83T10
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80T9
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79T9
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Jul 22, 2008 lynchian
70T6
May 18, 2008 Zoltan Zoltan
60T5
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
3T3
Apr 15, 2008 Shmendrek Shmendrek
2T4
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.
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