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A better life [videorecording] / Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz.


  • DVD DVD
  • Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Summit Entertainment, 2011.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

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Content descriptions

General Note: DVD release of the 2011 motion picture.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Chris Weitz; deleted scenes; Jardinero music video by Ozomatli.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Alexandre Desplat ; editor, Peter Lambert ; director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe.
Participant or Performer Note: Demian Bichir, José Julián.
Summary: Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence, language and brief drug use.
System Details Note: DVD ; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
Witt, Paul Junger, 1941- (Added Author). McLaughlin, Christian. (Added Author). Eason, Eric. (Added Author). Weitz, Chris, 1969- (Added Author). Bichir, Demián, 1963- (Added Author). Desplat, Alexandre. (Added Author). Aguirresarobe, Javier, 1948- (Added Author). Summit Entertainment. (Added Author).

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