Movie Review: A Better Life - Metro US

Movie Review: A Better Life

A Better Life

Genre: Drama

Director: Chris Weitz

Stars: Demian Bichir, Jose Julian

Rating: **1/2

This character study, featuring Weeds star Demian Bichir as an illegal immigrant gardener in Los Angeles, is a low key and timely drama about building a new life in a new country. Story-wise it doesn’t offer much we haven’t seen before in similarly themed stories, but acting-wise it is a powerhouse. Bichir hits all the right notes in an award-worthy performance that brings heart and soul to a story that unfortunately feels like a Hollywood-ized take on the plight of illegal immigrants in California.

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