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Under the Same Moon (2007)
"La misma luna" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 April 2008 (USA)
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A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away.

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Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos' (as Adrián Alonso)
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Maya Zapata ...
Carmen Salinas ...
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Gabriel Porras ...
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Ignacio Guadalupe ...
Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz ...
Billy
Mario Almada ...
Padrino
Ernesto D'Alessio ...
Oscar Ponce
Isaac Bravo ...
Chito
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Storyline

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. Written by Fox Searchlight

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A boy living in Mexico crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,770,000 (USA) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$12,589,108 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Carlos has his ninth birthday (at 05:54), but Adrian Alonso, the actor portraying that role, turned twelve eighteen days before the film shoot began. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie (at 04:08), Carlos crosses off the rectangle for Sunday (Domingo) the 18th in the rightmost column of a preprinted calendar page that is missing the 26th of the month. It contains seven columns starting with Monday and running through Sunday. Below Sunday the 18th at the far right, Sunday the 25th can be seen, but at the far left, underneath the box for Monday (Lunes) the 19th is a box containing 27 followed to the right by boxes containing 28, 29, 30, and 31, Thus the 26th of the month has been left off the calendar since the 27th should be Tuesday (Martes). See more »

Quotes

Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': My mom said that...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': when I missed her...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': I should look at the moon...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': 'cause she'd be looking at it too...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': so I could feel close to her...
Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos': and not be so sad.
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References Cars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

La Negra
Written by Rubén Fuentes & Silvestre Vargas
Performed by Mariachi México de Pepe Villa (as Mariachi de Pepe Villa)
Editorial Mexicana de Musica Internacional, S.A. de C.V.
Cortesía de: Producciones MG/Straight Songs, S.A. de C.V.
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Fantastic! Definitely Worth Seeing!
11 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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, movie-going experience.


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