6.17.2011

A Better Life Trailer



Above is the trailer for A Better Life, a hotly-tipped new film about an LA gardener who's a single dad trying to improve his station in life and keep his son out of the Southland's gang scene. Not that I'm a Latino gardener living in SoCal but as father to a young son living in a f***ed up neighborhood --while I was away for work last week there were 2 shootings within blocks of our home-- I can relate to this on some level.

All that aside, there is a soccer hook here. Watch the trailer closely and you'll notice that the son is something of a Chivas USA diehard. Kid has a Goats poster on his bedroom door and a blanket on his bed. There's also a scene that sees the son being dropped off what appears to be the Home Depot Center. Looks like the Galaxy aren't the only ones who can go Hollywood on occasion.

6 comments:

nonickname said...

A modern take, with more violence and tattoos, on the Bicycle Thief? - just my first thought.

MBM said...

Was just about to write the same thing...

Anonymous said...

We need more movies that really look at what it takes to live the Amerikan dream. Too many people these days are just born with it, and have no respect for the struggles that their for fathers went through to get you there. Much respect to the people who are just trying to make it better for others. You know who you are.

Paula said...

This trailer makes the movie look cheesy, but I'm an admirer of "About A Boy" [and yes, "American Pie"], so I have some faith in Chris Weitz to not make me feel like a dumbass ...

Also, as an Angeleno and a (naturalized) immigrant myself, the fact that an American film with subject matter like this is novel is frustrating.

Cue the "what part of illegal don't you understand??" brigade.

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Well, I do not really suppose this may work.

price per head said...

I just watched the trailer, it is not anything extraordinary, but it seems interesting, it's a social plot that many can feel represented by the film