With the heat behind the issue of immigration continually rising, sometimes it is nice to receive a fresh perspective, perhaps one you had not fully thought through, and one that puts a human face on such a hot-button issue.
In the new Chris Weitz film A Better Life, Mexican actor Demián Bichir stars as an undocumented immigrant, day laborer, and loving father. His quest for the American dream for himself and his son, played by Mexican American José Julián, develops into a beautifully inspiring story of perseverance, family, and love—against all odds. When awards season starts and all the nominations start trickling in for Bichir’s heart-wrenching performance, just remember—we called it!
A Better Life opens in theaters today!
Watch the trailer: