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A Better Life

A Better Life
  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Weitz
  • Cast: Demian Bichir, José Julián
  • Language: English, Spanish

A Better Life is the simple tale of illegal Mexican immigrant Carlos' (Bichir) attempt to make a better life for his son Luis (Julián) in Los Angeles. When Carlos' pick up van and tools are stolen the pair know they must find them to survive. Morally commendable and mildly successful.

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Performance times

Imperial College, London SW7 (0.0 miles)

Beit Hall Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB
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Thu 10 Nov

Followed by a Q&A.

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A Better Life

21 Jul 20113 stars

Chris Weitz's immigration drama is admirable but predictable

(12A) 97min There’s no denying American comedian Pat Paulsen’s dictum that the problems the United States faces today can be traced to the American Indian’s slack immigration policy. A Better Life is the mainstream cinemagoing public’s worst…

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