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CastNancy Lenehan, Demián Bichir, Tim Griffin, Rolando Molina, Joaquin Cosio, Tom Schanley, Isabella Rae Thomas, Olivia Presley, Magi Avila, Marlon Correa
DirectorChris Weitz
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  24 June 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterEric Eason, Roger L. Simon
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review by . November 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    I despise Oscar Bait; I really do. It's not fun watching filmmakers strip a film of all its artistry and thought-provoking attributes, actually, it ends up rather exhausting. Of course, there is good Oscar Bait ("The King's Speech"), but I still dislike the idea as a whole. If you don't even know what I'm on about and are scratching your head whenever I use the term, I'll fill you in; "Oscar Bait" is a term best used to define a film that tries to be overly …
review by . October 27, 2011
'A Better Life' is a spare slice of life drama that gives an unflinching look at the immigrant life of Mexicans while retaining a substantial heart. Stars Demian Bichir and Jose Julian give true to life performances as father and son as the elder shoulders the demands of his work grooming landscaping and juggling the demands of his teenage son who is sorely tempted by the gang scene in L.A. 'A Better Life' doesn't waste time laying the plot and still manages an emotional involvement that grows with …
review by . December 06, 2011
A Better Life is a spare slice of life drama that gives an unflinching look at the immigrant life of Mexicans while retaining a substantial heart. Stars Demian Bichir and Jose Julian give true to life performances as father and son as the elder shoulders the demands of his work grooming landscaping and juggling the demands of his teenage son who is sorely tempted by the gang scene in L.A. A Better Life doesn't waste time laying the plot and still manages an emotional involvement that grows with …
review by . July 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         A Better Life tells the story of Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichar), an undocumented gardener getting by in East Los Angeles. As the title suggests, his dream is to provide a better life for his fourteen-year-old son, Luis (Jose Julian), who isn’t taking school seriously and is perilously close to joining a gang. Although he doesn’t have a driver’s license, Carlos is coaxed into purchasing his friend’s truck, complete with gardening …
Quick Tip by . April 19, 2011
posted in Movie Trailers
A BETTER LIFE -- This indie film looks amazing.      
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