Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his son Luis when he crossed the border into the U.S. But after years of trying to set an example for his son, Luis has become an impressionable American teen, unwilling to work for the things that he wants in life. In a desperate attempt to teach his son some important lessons in life and save him from the dangerous path he's about to choose, Carlos invests in his own business, with far reaching consequences.
Slow encounter with U.S. immigrants
- A Better Life review by Swambi
The film is well acted, with some nice cinematography, and if you live in America or have an interest or connection with the lives of immigrants there, you could well enjoy this. I enjoy films with human interest, but even so I found this tediously slow with long elements of discussion between various Mexican immigrants, and not much drama to carry things through. The plot is really minimal, and I largely failed to connect or feel involved with either the father, the son, or the theft of their vehicle. However, if you are interested in this type of film, you could have a better experience.