A Better Life

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: July 15, 2011 (limited)
DVD: November 1, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.73
based on 56 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Demián Bichir, Tim Griffin


Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the United States. He gets a job as a landscaper for wealthy landowners in the city of Los Angeles. But when his wife leaves him, wanting more than he could give, Carlos' only goal becomes to make sure his son Luis is given the opportunities he never had.

Director: Chris Weitz
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Jami Gertz, Stacey Lubliner, Christian McLaughlin
Screenplay: Eric Eason

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  • 4 stars "Very honest and moving!"
  • 3 stars "Acting was good story not so great"
  • 4 stars "Excellent"