A Better Life 12 years old

Every father wants more for his son.

A Better Life

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.


A Better Life Cast

Name Character
Demián Bichir He was 47, now 60 years old as Carlos Riquelme
Nancy Lenehan She was 58, now 70 years old as Mrs. Donnely
Dolores Heredia She was 44, now 57 years old as Anita
Tim Griffin He was 42, now 55 years old as Charlie
Chelsea Rendon She was 18, now 31 years old as Ruthie Valdez
Joaquín Cosío He was 49, now 62 years old as Blasco Martinez
Gabriel Chavarria He was 22, now 34 years old as Ramon
Bobby Soto as Facundo
Olivia Presley as Rude busrider
Carlos Linares He was 56, now 69 years old as Santiago
Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo

A Better Life Crew

Name Department
Javier Aguirresarobe as Director of Photography. He was 63 (now 76) years old Camera
Missy Stewart as Production Design. Art
Scott Hecker as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 61 (now 74) years old Sound
Carla Hool as Casting. Production
Ian Fox as Camera Operator. He was 66 (now 79) years old Camera
Bryan Venegas as Set Decoration. Art
Laura Greenlee as Co-Producer. Production
Laura Greenlee as Unit Production Manager. Production
Christopher Tandon as Art Direction. Art
Joseph Middleton as Casting. Production
Paul Junger Witt as Producer. He was 70 (77) years old when He died Production
Chris Weitz as Director. He was 41 (now 54) years old Directing
Chris Weitz as Producer. He was 41 (now 54) years old Production
Jami Gertz as Producer. She was 45 (now 58) years old Production
Eric Eason as Screenplay. He was 61 (now 74) years old Writing
Roger L. Simon as Story. He was 67 (now 80) years old Writing
Peter Lambert as Editor. He was 152 (80) years old when He died Editing
Alexandre Desplat as Original Music Composer. He was 49 (now 62) years old Sound
A Better Life poster
A Better Life (12 years)

Every father wants more for his son.

  • Release day: Friday, June 24, 2011
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Budget: 10000000.00
  • Revenue: 1759252.00