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A Better Life
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7.2 IMDB rating
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Demián Bichir Demián Bichir
Carlos Galindo
Eddie Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo
Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo
Joaquín Cosio Joaquín Cosio
Blasco Martinez
José Julián José Julián
Luis Galindo
Nancy Lenehan Nancy Lenehan
Mrs. Donnelley
Bobby Soto Bobby Soto
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Chelsea Rendon Chelsea Rendon
Ruthie Valdez


Written by
Eric Eason Eric Eason
(screenplay)
Roger L. Simon Roger L. Simon
(story)


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An average movie

2 months, 2 weeks ago at May 14 19:14
I had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I had seen all the other movies directed by Chris Weitz and since it sounded intriguing, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, even though Roger Ebert was apparently quite enthusiastic  (he gave give this movie a score of 3.5 stars), in my opinion, it was a decent watch but not much more that, I'm afraid. I mean, right from the moment... read more
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Description: Carlos Galindo is a decent man, a Mexican single parent working as a gardener in California to raise Luis,his fourteen-year-old son,whom Carlos is frightened will drift into local gang culture. Carlos buys a truck for his work with money loaned by his sister but a shifty new employee steals it from him and,though Carlos and Luis track the thief down,he has sold the truck. Father and son bond as they reclaim the vehicle from the pound but Carlos attracts police attention,making his future in America uncertain when it is discovered that he is an illegal immigrant. A Better Life on Facebook: [Link removed - login to see] Watc ... (more)
Release date: 28 July 2011
Tags: Drama (5), 2011 (4), Family (3), (2), 2010s (2), Watch Online (1), Struggles (1), Poor (1), American Border (1), Father And Son (1), 98 Min (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 months, 2 weeks ago

An average movie

“I had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I had seen all the other movies directed by Chris Weitz and since it sounded intriguing, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, even though Roger Ebert was apparently quite enthusiastic  (he gave give this movie a score of 3.5 stars), in my opinion, it was a decent watch but not much more that, I'm afraid. I mean, right from the moment Carlos naively left his car keys on the ground while climbing some palm tree, it became really obvious where the whole thing was going to. Indeed, even though it wasn't a real remake of 'Ladri di biciclette', it was still heavily inspired by this timeless classic and while the makers could have obviously taken some much worse inspiration, I think it would have been more interesting if they went f” read more

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