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A Better Life

A Better Life

Every father wants more for his son
  • Will I always be in your shadow?

This film examines the issue of illegal immigrants in America. We experience their lives through a hard-working gardener, and his American-born teenage son. The son is dabbling with joining the street gangs, while dad is working like crazy to give his son a better life. Things look up when he buys a truck and tools to expand his business. However the truck is stolen, and he and his son go in search of the thief. This turns into a major education for the boy.


98 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Demián Bichir, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquin Cosio, José Julián, Nancy Lenehan, Gabriel Chavarria
Director
Chris Weitz
ScreenplayEric Eason, Roger L. Simon
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyJavier Aguirresarobe
EditingPeter Lambert
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byDepth of Field, Lime Orchard Productions, McLaughlin Films, Witt/Thomas Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTina George quote icon 10
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople10
International Media
Box Office (USA)Pete Hammond quote icon 20
Metacritic.com30 critics13
RottenTomatoes.com91 critics14
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer17
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 14
IMDB409 Netizens quote icon 13
Average .. 69%14


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