A Better Life (2011)
Every Father Wants More For His Son
A Better Life movie synopsis: From the director of About a Boy comes A BETTER LIFE – a touching, poignant, multi-generational story about a father’s love and the lengths a parent will go to give his child the opportunities he never had.
The film looks at the relationship between illegal immigrant Carlos Galindo (Mexican actor Demián Bichir) and his teenage son, Luis (José Julián). When Carlos’ truck is stolen, the father is powerless to turn to law enforcement, but the crisis brings him closer to his potentially wayward son. Weitz shot the film in about 70 Southern California locations, employing any number of Latino crew members for a movie that contains a significant amount of Spanish dialogue. ‘It’s a story about a Mexican immigrant,’ Weitz says, ‘a very hard-working man, and the threats to his livelihood and his life.
Cast:Demian Bichir, Nancy Lenehan, Joaquin Cosio, Tim Griffin, Olivia Presley, Rolando Molina