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A Better Life is a american film of genre Drama directed by Chris Weitz released in USA on 24 june 2011 with Demián Bichir

A Better Life (2011)

A Better Life
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Released in USA 24 june 2011
Length 1h38
Directed by
Genres Drama
Rating71% 3.598963.598963.598963.598963.59896

A Better Life is a 2011 American drama film directed by Chris Weitz. The screenplay, originally known as The Gardener, was written by Eric Eason based on a story by Roger L. Simon. Demián Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.


Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir) works as a gardener with Blasco Martinez (Joaquín Cosio) in Los Angeles, California. Blasco wants to return to Mexico and continually tries to persuade Carlos to purchase his business from him, which includes the work truck and gardening tools. Carlos's son Luis (José Julián) is in high school and is dating Ruthie Valdez (Chelsea Rendon), the niece of a local gang leader. Luis regularly goes to her house after school where gang members congregate. Luis is embarrassed by his father and, although he does not wish to follow in his footsteps, has a hard time committing himself to his education. However, his relationship with Ruthie and his friendship with Facundo (Bobby Soto) pushes him toward becoming a gang member.


Demián Bichir

(Carlos Riquelme)
Joaquín Cosío

(Blasco Martinez)
Nancy Lenehan

(Mrs. Donnely)
Dolores Heredia

Gabriel Chavarria

Rolando Molina
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