Imitation of Life (1959)

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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

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  • Lana Turner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Susan Kohner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Susan Kohner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Sandra Dee in Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Lana Turner in Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Lana Turner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life (1959)

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29 July 2004 | superkeene2
Changed my way of thinking about my Own Mother
I was about 11 or 12 years old when i watched this movie. I will NEVER forget the impact of the scene where the MAMMA is Dying of total heartbreak over her daughters lifestyle and that when the time came when the Mother died, OH MY GOD...when the daughter tried to get into the coffin ..and that it was all TOO LATE.I LITERALLY cried for days and my MOM could not ease my heartache over such a terrible thing that the girl did to her MOM. I made up my mind i would NEVER hurt my Mother like that in REAL LIFE, and even though every family has their problems MY Mamma was my Mamma and i desperately love her though she is gone now.

This movie had the strongest,most POWERFUL influence in my life ...more then any other movie to this date until THE PASSION directed by Mel Gibson.. THANK GOD for MEL!. I also became a stronger young person due to IMITATION OF LIFE. I wish all movie makers today cared half as much as the directors did back in those years when life held more value on morals and character and decency.. i miss the genuiness of clean ,healthy simple life! GOD BLESS all!

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