A Better Life

Every father wants more for his son


A Better Life
This film examines the issue of illegal immigrants in America. We experience their lives through a hard-working gardener, and his American-born teenage son. The son is dabbling with joining the street gangs, while dad is working like crazy to give his son a better life. Things look up when he buys a truck and tools to expand his business. However the truck is stolen, and he and his son go in search of the thief. This turns into a major education for the boy.

98 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Demián Bichir, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquin Cosio, José Julián, Nancy Lenehan, Gabriel Chavarria
Director
Chris Weitz
ScreenplayEric Eason, Roger L. Simon
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyJavier Aguirresarobe
EditingPeter Lambert
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byDepth of Field, Lime Orchard Productions, McLaughlin Films, Witt/Thomas Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Tina George quote iconA heart-rending story
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThe timing is right for this remarkable and riveting family drama which puts a human face on the hot-button topic of immigration in such effective and emotional terms that you may never look at the subject in the same way again.
20
Metacritic.com
30 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
91 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14

What the People say

Internet
409 Netizens quote iconThe Invisible Man
13

Average .. 69%

14

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