This review will be approached unconventionally, in that instead of introducing the plot and rating the actors, a particular scene in the movie clarifies the films synopsis. The scene where Carlos Galindo (played by Demian Bichir) talked with his son Luis (played by Jose Julian) in the visitor room of an immigration detention center. Carlos answered his sons question regarding the reason he brought him in to this world; a question legitimized as Luis has only experience hard ship, gang affiliation, poverty and a broken family. This story is about the pursuit of the American dream and the heart, will, and sacrifice to reach (or at least attempt) that dream. In the case of Carlos Galindo, his dream encompassed an opportunity for his son Luis to experience a life without struggle, a life of meaning and dignity. Carlos had his son to have a reason to live.