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Under the Same Moon (2007)

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

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Cast

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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 crosses the Mexican/US border to reunite with his mother who is living in Los Angeles See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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

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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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Except for the Los Angeles exteriors, the film was shot in Mexico. 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

Rosario: I love you with all my heart...
Rosario: I love you more than all the earth and all the sea...
RosarioCarlos Reyes 'Carlitos': And all the stars and all the sky.
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References Cars (2006) See more »

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Medicina de Amor
Written by Anthony Santos
Performed by Los Ches
Editora: Still On Top Publisching / Caiman Music Publisching , S.A. de C.V.
Cortesía de: Straight Songs, S.A. de C.V.
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Excellent Movie
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw it. This is one of the best movies that I have ever, ever seen. It goes to my top five list. Regardless of your view on immigration issues, this is a wonderful and so very human story. I am anxious to finish writing this so I can rush back to research the cast, the locations and the even the music.

The casting was perfect, the kid simply amazing. I hadn't seen Kate del Castillo before and will now look for more of her films. Maria Rojo had a minor role, I hadn't seen anything with her since Danzon and I still have a fan-crush. I knew of Derbez only as a comic before and was impressed with his dramatic performance. It pleased me that America Ferrara agreed to an appearance in a small role. I hope to see more of Maya Zapata too, what a doll.

Go see it now so you can recommend it to everyone you know, as I have. It makes me want to study Spanish harder just to get more of this film. And, yeah, I cried too.


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