Monday, May 13, 2013

A better life (2011)

Life is hard for the illegal immigrant Carlos Galindo from Mexico. Working as a gardener, he tries to raise properly his teenage son, Luis. The last one faces the reality as a path to his own existence divided in two ways. His girlfriend's family has members to a local street gang and the situation at his school is also difficult. Carlos buys his boss's truck and gains an opportunity for a better life depending on a individual business. But due to a mistaken help to another immigrant, he loses his car and after that, almost everything. This was a great film bases on a story about immigration and how people manage their new lives. Combining an emotional story that gets more and more dramatic and astonishing performances from the two heroes, it is a beautiful and realistic film that is completely deserved its Oscar nomination.

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