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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Demián Bichir
José Julián
Bobby Soto
Directors
Chris Weitz
Screenwriters
Eric Eason
Running Time
97 minutes

A Better Life
...For a struggling immigrant


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A Better Life

Plot
On the tough streets of East LA, a gardener (an illegal Mexican immigrant) struggles to keep his son away from gangs while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.


Verdict
An interesting exploration of class struggle which recalls classics like Bicycle Thieves but doesn't quite live up to them.


Reviewed by Eve Barlow

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