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Imitation of Life

3 Ratings: 4.3
Classics and Drama movie directed by Douglas Sirk

Two widowed friends, Bea and Delilah, with young daughters build a life and a fortune together; As years go on, their friendship deepens but their relationship with their daughters become strained.  Genre:Feature Film-Drama  Rating:NR  Rele … see full wiki

Director: Douglas Sirk
Genre: Classics, Drama
3 reviews about Imitation of Life
review by . October 09, 2011
Stylish soaper
The bond between two single mothers, one black and one white, and their daughters is the subject of this wonderful movie. Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a struggling actress, meets homeless and unemployed domestic Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore); moved by Annie's plight and in need of help, Lora takes Annie and her daughter Sarah Jane into her home. As the years pass, Lora becomes the toast of Broadway while steadfast Annie suffers horribly because Sarah Jane is embarrassed by her mother's dark …
review by . December 12, 2008
Pros: ...     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "Inside my imagination  There is an imitation of life  You captured me for an instant  Still in your camera and in your life"  ~Electronic         Imitation of Life was released when times and outlooks were different than they are today.  The ‘color' line has become more blended today, but back in the early 50's …
review by . March 10, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
One of the great Hollywood melodramas, IMITATION OF LIFE is based on the book by Fannie Hurst and is directed with style and emotion by Douglas Sirk.A chance meeting throws together Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) and Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), two struggling widows who both have troubled relationships with their daughters. Lora is a Broadway starlet intent on hitting the big time, which will come at the cost of her daughter Susie (Sandra Dee), while Annie's daughter Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) is …
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