A Better Life (2011)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Social Problem Film  |   Release Date - Jun 24, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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About a Boy director Chris Weitz takes the helm for this affecting drama about an illegal immigrant who struggles to give his teenage son a better life by working as a gardener in L.A. Determined to move out of the city in order to get his son away from gangs and into a decent school, the devoted father comes into possession of a truck that allows him to earn a better income by taking more gardening jobs. But with immigration agents on every corner and vicious gangsters trying to lure his son into a life of crime, it's a constant struggle just to survive in such an unforgiving city without being deported. Demián Bichir, José Julián, and Dolores Heredia star in a film written by Eric Eason (Journey to the End of the Night).

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deportation, gang-violence, gardener, illegal-alien, love, parent, son, teenagers, truck