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Movie Review: A Better Life

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Patrick King wrote this review 5 years and 5 months ago

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An illegal Mexican worker struggles to survive and raise his teenage son in the shadows of Los Angeles.  A raw, emotional roller-coaster ride that spotlights U.S. naturalization the same way that Waiting for Superman educated & provoked discussion on U.S. public schools.  A superb cast with powerful performances--especially from Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir as the father--takes viewers on a very heartfelt journey. Although illegal immigration is always at the forefront, this film is more about a father’s attempt to live the American Dream and exemplify his hard work ethic to his son.  The movie shows that great parents, regardless of ethnicity or race, try to give their kids a better life; and sometimes that can take its toll.  Grade: A- 



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