A Better Life

José Julián (l) as Luis and Demián Bichir (r) as Carlos in Chris Weitz' "A Better Life".

José Julián (l) as Luis and Demián Bichir (r) as Carlos in Chris Weitz’ “A Better Life”.

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by Ken B.

The opening credits of A Better Life roll as Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir) rides in a beat up pickup truck to his job as a gardener. When we first see him, he sleeps on the couch of his small run down house. The places he works are lavish Los Angeles dwellings. He spends the day working in the sun, on harnesses working his way up tall trees. He comes home late at night, to his son Luis (José Julián), and sends him off to bed. Carlos goes to sleep, on the couch again, and another day begins.  Continue reading