A Better Life

About a Boy director Chris Weitz takes the helm for this affecting drama about an illegal immigrant who struggles to give his teenage son a better life by working as a gardener in L.A. Determined to move out of the city in order to get his son away from gangs and into a decent school, the devoted father comes into possession of a truck that allows him to...read more

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A Better Life - Clip - Take Your Shirt Off
00:52 — A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for t (more…)
A Better Life - Exclusive Clip - Buy the Truck
01:11 — A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for t (more…)
A Better Life - Clip - You Need to Work
01:03 — A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for t (more…)
A Better Life - Clip - Be Anything
01:36 — A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for t (more…)
A Better Life - Clip - The American Dream
00:55 — A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for t (more…)
A Better Life - Trailer
02:15 — 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 (more…)
Featurette - Chris Weitz
02:57 — A behind the scenes look at Chris Weitz, the director of A Better Life.
A Better Life
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 (more…)
B-Roll I
04:59 — First b-roll of six for A Better Life. B-roll provides a compilation of behind the scenes footage from the film. Part I Part II Part III Part IV P (more…)
LAFF - Premiere
01:41 — Footage from the premiere of A Better Life at the 2011 LA Film Festival.
TV Spot - Critical Acclaim
00:32 — A TV Spot for A Better Life offering some of the critical acclaim the film has already received.
Interview - Chris Weitz VIII
00:28 — Interview with director Chris Weitz on A Better Life. On the character of Carlos Galindo.
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