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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.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, language and brief drug use.

Why is A Better Life rated PG-13?

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

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

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.

A Better Life
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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