HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 35 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘A Better Life’ From ‘About a Boy’ Director Chris Weitz

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CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 35 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “A Better Life” from Oscar-nominated director Chris Weitz (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “About a Boy” and “The Golden Compass”)!

“A Better Life” stars Demián Bichir, José Julián, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio, Nancy Lenehan, Gabriel Chavarria, Bobby Soto, Chelsea Rendon, Trampas Thompson, Tim Griffin, Valorie Hubbard, Dolores Heredia, Isabella Rae Thomas, Carlos Linares and Robert Peters from director Chris Weitz and writers Eric Eason and Roger L. Simon.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “A Better Life” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for A Better Life from About a Boy director Chris Weitz
The movie poster for “A Better Life” from “About a Boy” director Chris Weitz.
Image credit: Summit Entertainment

Here is the plot description for “A Better Life”:

From the director of “About a Boy” and the producers of “A Single Man” and “In Good Company” comes “A Better Life”: a touching, poignant, multi-generational story about a father’s love and the lengths a parent will go to build a better life for his child.

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 – wanting more than he could give – Carlos’ only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had.

After years of hard work and trying to set an example for his son, he still finds himself drifting apart from Luis. Luis is at an impressionable teen age where succumbing to peer pressure could lead him down a dangerous path. Seeing a way to control their own destiny, Carlos takes what little money he has and invests it all into his own gardening business. Luis believes that is their only chance to stay together and finally achieve the better life he always envisioned for his son.

However, after an unexpected turn of events when everything he’s worked for is suddenly taken away, it is Luis – despite years of growing apart – who teams up with Carlos to take it back. Together, father and son embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover something more important: that family is the most important part of the American dream. The film will be released in the U.S. via Summit Entertainment. The Chicago release date is July 8, 2011. “A Better Life” is rated “PG-13”.

The movie trailer for “A Better Life” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What’s the best way for a parent to give a child a better life?

Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 35 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “A Better Life” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. Good luck!

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mari120's picture

I would have to say to offer

I would have to say to offer them a better quality of life weither it be a better education, a better place to live, but most importantly show them love! Dedicate time and communicate with them

ichung2's picture


Give as much as love you can to your child!

bear's picture


Give my child quality education, plenty of attention and lots and lots of love!

young_mom_25's picture

Giving My Children My Best

i love them no matter what they do or not do. I encourage them in all their endeavors. I don’t mock them when they fail.

Anonymous's picture

In order to be able to give

In order to be able to give your child a better life. You have to make sure to give them unconditional love and support. Show them the importance of education.. Teach them survial skills, responsiblities.. Morals and values..

bitterbunny's picture


That all depends on how you define a better life - money, social status, spiritual well-being? I’d try and teach them by example that life isn’t about placing goals for yourself - it’s better to live by a set of principles.

dockster's picture

Teach them values which will

Teach them values which will help them achieve a better life on their own. Self worth is beyond any type of price.

FreeM0vie's picture

Education and love

Education and love

Anonymous's picture


Higher Education!

Annesa Lacey's picture

What’s the best way for a parent to give a child a better life?

I’m working very hard towards achieving entreprenuerial success to give my child a better life, like the father in this film. I’m working a day job until I build enough capital to obtain success & I’ve always made sacrifices. Like the old saying goes: “If you wanna eat good, you’ve gotta swallow your pride.”

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