A Better Life parents guide

A Better Life

Release date June 24, 2011

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.

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

A Better Life
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is A Better Life rated PG-13? A Better Life is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence, language and brief drug use.

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.

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A Better Life
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

A Better Life is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Demián Bichir, José Julián.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Better Life movie is October 18, 2011. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.