With all the hullabaloo over illegal aliens these past couple years -- a subject on which everyone seems to have an opinion, but there is very little agreement -- leave it to filmmakers to give us some much-needed insight on a topic that's not going away any time soon. Now joining the ranks of 'The Visitor,' 'Maria Full of Grace' and 'Crossing Over' amongst others is 'A Better Life' -- the story of a father and son trying to live the American Dream with the few resources available to them and without the legal right to do so. Definitely a big change of pace from the lighthearted summer fare we've been getting from Hollywood as of late, but a welcome one all the same and one worth looking into.

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A Better Life
Based on 30 critics

Carlos Galindo (Demián Bichir), a Mexican illegal immigrant and veteran Los Angeles day laborer, has... Read More