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A teenage runaway (Angela Sarafyan) falls in love with an illegal immigrant (Jesse Garcia) who works in a Los Angeles strip club.

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Critic Reviews for A Beautiful Life

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9) | Rotten (12)

  • [Lau] successfully balances satire and sentimentality in the first half, but loses his bearings in the sappier second part.

    May 20, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Whatever does work here - mainly a soulful performance by Liu Ye - ultimately gets lost in the excess.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film strains credulity by pushing its characters wildly to and fro with a shamelessly sentimental screenplay.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Set among the mean streets and meaner people of downtown Los Angeles, this laughably clichd dive into sexual masochism and hardscrabble survival replaces story with outline and characters with place holders.

    October 2, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • It's tough to find comedy in a dead-serious, skid-row-set film about homelessness, sexual abuse, incest and the exploitation of immigrants, but the misguided A Beautiful Life manages to provide unintentional laughs by the barrel.

    October 2, 2009 | Full Review…
  • A Beautiful Life makes little attempt to be credible or original. And the acting is poor.

    October 2, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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