August 2011

A Better Movie: “A Better Life”

I want to highly recommend a movie:  "A Better Life".  Anyone who fights for freedom should see it.  It's a simple, yet profound story and even if you're not pro-capitalism but have any interest in immigration issues, child rearing, or the future of this country, you'll want to see it and discuss with people you respect. 

Plot spoilers to follow.

It's about an illegal immigrant (Carlos) raising his teenage son in the East Los Angeles barrio.  Typical for someone who's made it across the border illegally, he's not well educated and has little money.  Also typical for someone who views the world honestly, he knows that he has to work hard to support himself, respects other...