Depth of Field, Lime Orchard Productions, McLaughlin Films

Demián Bichir, José Julián, Dolores Heredia, Joaquín Cosio, Nancy Lenehan, Isabella Rae Thomas, Rolando Molina, Magi Avila, Chelsea Rendon

A Better Life is the story of Mexican immigrant gardener Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir) and his relationship to his son Luis (José Julián) and his attempt to give him “A Better Life” by keeping him in school and away from East LA gangs. It’s a morality play about the hardships faced by illegal immigrants in a new land, and their problems hiding from ICE, while trying to simply make a living.

This movie is pretty good for what it is. It’s got a lot of family values. Luis is a good kid who is being pulled away by bad people. Carlos would do anything to protect his son. The acting is good, and it is very realistic. The story is strong, and you really get to know the characters. It’s a pretty decent film, and well worth the effort to rent this DVD and watch it. It really helps you understand and empathize with their situation. A Better Life is the perfect title for this film, as it gets right to the heart of the matter. I recommend this movie.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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