A Better Life
A Better Life - Trailer
Director Chris WeitzYear 2011Genre(s) Dramas
Carolos Galindo, an illegal immigrant and single parent, moved to the U.S. to chase the American Dream, bringing his teenage son, Luis, with him. Carolos spent what little money he had to work as a gardener and hopes to make a career out of it and eventually pay off his debts. He also hopes to make a better life for himself and Luis, by enrolling him in high school and keeping themselves out of poverty.
But Luis, who does not want to work hard for what he wants in life, becomes too 'Americanised' and quickly falls into the wrong crowd, getting involved with gangs and drugs. And things get worse when the truck filled with gardening supplies that Carolos needs for work is stolen. He can't report this to the police, as he doesn't have a driver's license. And although his boss wants to sell him the truck, he doesn't have the money to buy it.
So Carolos embarks on a journey to find his missing truck, aided by a reluctant Luis. Although the two have drifted apart in recent years, it will ultimately be their search to bring back what has been taken away that will bring them closer together.
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Starring: Demian Bichir and Jose Julian.