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A Better Life


Jun 24, 2011

Latest Home Video

Oct 18, 2011

MPAA Rating



Chris Weitz


Demián Bichir
José Julián


2011 Summit Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: A Better Life.

Movie Release Information

This movie was unavailable to review in our market during its theatrical release. However please check our Content Details in the section below along with other information about this movie further down the page.


Simply subsisting is a precarious business for Carlos (Demián Bichir), an illegal immigrant. Yet he hangs onto one hope -- to create a better life for his teenaged son (José Julián). His dreams may be dashed though, when a series of unfortunate events threaten to expose his status.

Content Details

Why Is A Better Life Rated PG-13?

A Better Life is rated PG-13 for some violence, language and brief drug use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in A Better Life...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Three scenes of violence depicting fighting and beating.

- Some scenes may frighten young children.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, mild cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- One use of an ethno-cultural slur.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

- One reference to dealing drugs and brief drug use.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to A Better Life.

A mother sneaks across the Mexico/US boarder in order to provide her son with better opportunities in Under the Same Moon. A university professor befriends a couple that is skirting immigration laws while living in New York City in The Visitor.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Coarse Language.
MB Not Rated
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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Details on home video releases of A Better Life...

A Better Life releases to home video on October 12, 2011.

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