A Better Life in streaming. 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. Carlos asks his sister Anita (Dolores Heredia) for a loan to purchase Blasco's truck and tools. Anita lends Carlos $12,000, which comes out of her family's emergency fund. Carlos reluctantly accepts. Carlos returns to a corner where he used to look for work and hires Santiago (Carlos Linares). On the first day, Santiago steals the truck. The next morning, Carlos and Luis head out to find Santiago. A tip leads them to a South Central apartment complex. The apartment is used as lodgings for illegal immigrant workers. One man, to whom Santiago sold Carlos’ cellphone, tells them that Santiago moonlights as a dishwasher at a nightclub. When they first go, the club is closed and they go to a nearby rodeo.
Isabella Rae Thomas, Trampas Thompson, Chelsea Rendon, Bobby Soto, Gabriel Chavarria, José Julián, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Valorie Hubbard, Nancy Lenehan, Robert Peters, Tim Griffin, Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosio, Dolores Heredia, Carlos Linares
Directors: Chris Weitz
Duration: 98 min
Year of release: 2011
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