An undocumented immigrant Mexican worker, Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichir) is a single father chasing the American dream. Determined to give his smart-arsed teenage son Luis (Jose Julian) a bright future, he toils every day for a dollar with his boss, circling East LA in a truck, for landscaping jobs. The boss eventually sells Galindo the truck, and this becomes the father and son's starting point for a better life. But an unexpected incident threatens their future.
Directed by Christ Weistz, A Better Life
is a simple yet profoundly touching story of a decent, hard-working and loving father who remains to be admirably good and humble even during life's cruel situations. The movie, even in its quiet moments, offers multitudes of emotions-- ... (READ FULL REVIEW