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233 Ratings

A Better Life

Directed by Chris Weitz
United States, 2011


A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city’s wealthy landowners.

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A Better Life Directed by Chris Weitz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Male Lead

National Board of Review

2011 | Winner: Top Ten Independent Films

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2012 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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