Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oscar-nominated movie on immigrants: A Better Life

In case you have not seen A Better Life, I strongly recommend that you do.

The movie on the plight of a Mexican (or any) immigrant in the US even had its lead actor, Demián Bichir, nominated for the Oscar, for Best Actor.

Bichir's performance is quite amazing, though he will have to fight off George Clooney in "The Descendants", Jean Dujardin in "The Artist", Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" for the nomination.

I truly hope he wins, for many reasons - my main being political, as it will draw further attention to a movie that does a fantastic job in portraying undocumented immigrants' situation in the US without resorting to cliches or any cheap short cuts.

I finally got a chance to see  A Better Life, and hope you do as well. It truly deserves wide dissemination.

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