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A Better Life

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
A Better Life


Determined to give his estranged teenage son a better future, Carlos Riquelme, an illegal immigrant, buys a used truck and gardening equipment to start a business. However, when the truck is stolen, he and his son work together to recover it, reconnecting for the first time in years.
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07/14/2011
The central figure of A Better Life is Carlos Galindo, a gardener played by Demián Bichir in a performance as modest and as epic as the movie he's in. Carlos is loving with the seedlings he transfers to his clients' yards. He is loving with his teenage son, Luis (José Julián), who waves him off with attitude. » Read more
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07/14/2011
Somebody in Hollywood finally grew a pair and made a movie about immigration, if not the immigration "issue." » Read more
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City Paper Grade: B
07/13/2011
Even when the film is uneven, and sometimes clichéd, Damian Bichir is wonderful. » Read more

07/14/2011
The central figure of A Better Life is Carlos Galindo, a gardener played by Demián Bichir in a performance as modest and as epic as the movie he's in. Carlos is loving with the seedlings he transfers to his clients' yards. He is loving with his teenage son, Luis (José Julián), who waves him off with attitude. » Read more
Video: A Better Life
07/14/2011
Somebody in Hollywood finally grew a pair and made a movie about immigration, if not the immigration "issue." » Read more
Video: A Better Life
City Paper Grade: B
07/13/2011
Even when the film is uneven, and sometimes clichéd, Damian Bichir is wonderful. » Read more

07/14/2011
The central figure of A Better Life is Carlos Galindo, a gardener played by Demián Bichir in a performance as modest and as epic as the movie he's in. Carlos is loving with the seedlings he transfers to his clients' yards. He is loving with his teenage son, Luis (José Julián), who waves him off with attitude. » Read more
Video: A Better Life
07/14/2011
Somebody in Hollywood finally grew a pair and made a movie about immigration, if not the immigration "issue." » Read more
Video: A Better Life
City Paper Grade: B
07/13/2011
Even when the film is uneven, and sometimes clichéd, Damian Bichir is wonderful. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG-13
Cast:
Dolores Heredia; Demian Bichir; Carlos Linares; Jose Julian; Joaquin Cosio
Directed by:
Chris Weitz
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:37
Release date:
2011
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