A Better Life

A Better Life

An illegal immigrant does whatever it takes to protect his teenage son from Los Angeles gangs.

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A Better Life


Drama98 Mins2011PG-13

Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir), a Mexican illegal immigrant and veteran Los Angeles day laborer, has trouble connecting with his son, Luis (José Julián), whose gang-affiliated girlfriend is tempting him to ignore his father's example of clean living. Carlos buys a truck to begin working as a self-employed man and earn more money, but when it is stolen, his hopes for a more affluent life are dashed. Unable to turn to the police for help, father and son embark on a quest to find the vehicle.


  • Moving
  • Inspiring