From the director of About a Boy and the producers of A Single Man comes A BETTER LIFE – a touching, poignant, multi-generational story about a father’s love and the lengths a parent will go to give his child the opportunities he never had.
Carolos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his family when he crossed the border into the U.S. After years of hard work and trying to set an example for his son, he finds himself drifting apart from Luis, who has become an impressionable American teen, unwilling to work for the things that he wants in life and in jeopardy of succumbing to local peer pressure that could lead him down a dangerous path. Worried that Luis will soon be lost to him forever, Carlos takes what little money he has and invests it all into his own gardening business, with the hope that they will finally be able to control their own destiny.
However, after an unexpected turn of events, when everything he’s worked for is suddenly taken away, it is Luis, despite years of growing apart, who teams up with Carolos to take it back. Together, father and son embark on a physical and emotional journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.