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A Better Life (2011) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3752

Avg. Rating:

2.81/4

# of Ratings:

18

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/24/2011

DVD Release:

10/18/2011

Director:

Chris Weitz

Actors:

Demián Bichir
Nancy Lenehan
Joaquín Cosio
Tim Griffin
Rolando Molina
Tom Schanley

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A father toils in the gardens of the rich and powerful while trying to keep his son away from both dangerous gangs and the INS. -- Chris Kavan

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Camper 03/24/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Oh god this movie hurt. It had this kick about making the characters use their eyes to convey most of the meaning- and it worked. You could feel everything, the pleading, the anger, the hopelessness, the forgiveness...It was beautiful, although most of the teen actors and actresses left much to be desired.

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patjohnson76 03/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

A good drama about an illegal immigrant father trying to make a better life for his son. This low budget drama that emphasizes family relationships is powered by an Oscar nominated performance by Demian Bechir. The story is a little predictable and you can sense pretty early on what's going to happen and where the film is going, but overall it's a good watch for the performances and the story.

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