Under the Same Moon (La misma luna)March 20, 2008
A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 7.3/10 (3,045 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso
UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA) tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again.
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos'
(as Adrián Alonso)
Kate del Castillo
Doña Carmen 'La Coyota'
Leonardo Sánchez Nava
A boy living in Mexico crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother.
Official site [United States]|
Release Date: 20 March 2008
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $2,770,000
(23 March 2008)
(13 July 2008)
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
In the Beginning of the movie, Rosario is marking off a date which she has labeled "Carlito's Cumple" while she speaks in Spanish. There are no apostrophes preceding an "s" in Spanish, and the date should have read "Cumple de Carlitos".
Fantastic! Definitely Worth Seeing!
I just saw this movie through the Los Angeles KCET Movies Series and it
was absolutely fantastic! While the movie does contain a subtle
political message, it is not meant to sway the audience in the illegal
immigration debate. The story carries extraordinarily well with a
subject as touchy as illegal immigration and cannot exist without it.
Utilizing a theme of abandonment, the movie explores what it means to
truly care for and cherish a loved one. With brilliant acting (Adrian
Alonso is incredible!), fantastic direction, and a terrific screenplay,
the movie is a wonderful, heartfelt journey that brings laughter,
sadness, and a sincere sense of happiness into an enjoyable,