MOVIE TRAILERS

Must Watch: First Trailer for Chris Weitz's New Drama 'A Better Life'

by
February 24, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

A Better Life Trailer

Following Twilight: New Moon and The Golden Compass, director Chris Weitz decided to take a step back and direct a low-budget drama for his next film, originally titled The Gardener but now known as A Better Life. LA Times' blog 24 Frames debuted the first official trailer for Weitz's new film, starring Mexican actor Demián Bichir (Castro in Che) as Carlos Galindo, an illegal immigrant father just trying to take care of his family. When Carlos' truck is stolen, the father is powerless to turn to law enforcement, but the crisis brings him closer to his potentially wayward son. I must say, this looks fantastic, I'm considerably impressed. Wow.

Watch the first official trailer for Chris Weitz's A Better Life:

A gardener (Demián Bichir) in East Los Angeles struggles to keep his son away from gangs & immigration agents while also traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthiest landowners.

A Better Life, formerly known as The Gardener, is directed by filmmaker Chris Weitz, brother of Paul Weitz, who previously directed Down to Earth, About a Boy, The Golden Compass and New Moon. The script was written by Eric Eason (Manito, Journey to the End of the Night) from a story by Roger L. Simon. Summit is bringing A Better Life to theaters on June 24th in summer. We expect it to play limited before going wide.

Find more posts: Indies, To Watch, Trailer

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

It's like a modern day retelling of DeSica's Ladri di Biciclette... Yes, I am that pretentious.

J A Carp on Feb 24, 2011

2

I thought the same thing

Jay K on Mar 30, 2011

3

Thinking the same thing, J A....I just hope it's not as depressing. And we're not pretentious, we just know our movies!

kitano0 on Feb 24, 2011

4

I like the film's original title "The Gardner" much better, whereas "A Better Life" feels a bit unsubtle, but it does look like it has the potential to be good. Gotta love that fantastic song at the beginning of the trailer -- though it worked a bit better in the trailer for "The Motorcycle Diaries."

CisforCinema on Feb 24, 2011

5

This looks pretty phenomenal.

Adam on Feb 25, 2011

6

Beautiful.

AB on Feb 25, 2011

7

Uh that was a very effective trailer. Well done.

Guy on Feb 25, 2011

8

Looks great, not too over the top which helps.

Crapola on Feb 25, 2011

9

Wow, that just hit me in the gut. I would still argue that "The Gardener" is a better title.

Johnny Neat on Feb 25, 2011

10

Bicycle Theives?

Boris on Feb 25, 2011

11

Reminds me of The Bicycle Thief

Filmguy1234 on Feb 27, 2011

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10- 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK