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

 -  Drama  -  20 March 2008 (Mexico)
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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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Paco
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Martha
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David
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Reyna
Ignacio Guadalupe ...
Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz ...
Billy
Mario Almada ...
Padrino
Ernesto D'Alessio ...
Oscar
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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The Love Between a Mother and Son Knows No Boundaries See more »

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

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Release Date:

20 March 2008 (Mexico)  »

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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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Goofs

Carlitos made an album of his mother's pictures, and one such photo had the phone number of the house she was working at. Yet, he didn't take the phone number with him, even though he did take his mother's PO BOX address. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 22 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Sensitive, Well-Acted Film
15 October 2007 | by (Woodstock, NY) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Woodstock Film Festival and it was one of the highlights for me. I went in having no idea what to expect and was more than pleasantly surprised. There is not a note of false dialog, it's heartfelt, but not overwrought. It tells a story of a mother trying to support her son and mother in Mexico from LA. When the Grandmother suddenly dies, the 9 year old boy crosses the border to find his mother. From this description it might not sound like much, but seek it out, it's well worth it. All around the acting is wonderful, particularly the young boy Carlitos, played by Adrian Alonso. America Ferrara has a very brief role in this film, don't just see it for her.


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