A Better Life parents guide

A Better Life Parent Guide

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

Run Time: 97 minutes

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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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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.