|A Better Life|
|Writer||Eric Eason, Roger L. Simon|
|84th Academy Awards|
A Better Life is a 2011 drama by director Chris Weitz that earned lead actor Demián Bichir an Oscar nomination for his performance. The film tells the story of a Latino gardner working in East L.A. trying to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while struggling to give him the opportunities he never had.
From the director of About a Boy 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 sure to tug the heart-strings of everyone.