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Under the Same Moon (2007)

La misma luna (original title)
PG-13 | | Adventure, 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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Cast

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Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos' (as Adrián Alonso)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Goofs

"Señora Esnaide" is a phonetic (to the Mexican ear) spelling of "Señora Snyder"; you'd probably find "Señora McKenzie" at the number for "Señora Maqjuensi", as well. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 22 March 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Cumbia Galáctica
Written by Iván Telez
Performed by Los Telez
Cortesía de: Producciones Fonográficas Jasper, S.A. de C.V.
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Excellent, touching, just incredible performances.
27 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, and I'm sure anyone who is a mother,a father, a son, a daughter, would love this movie. The dialogue just feels so real, sincere because this story is just like the story of many people around the world. Yes, it is about Mexican immigrants, but you don't have to be Mexican nor even an immigrant to feel a connection with the characters. Many people have to move from their origin country to another country for many reasons, work, school, health, and sometimes they leave behind their loved ones. The movie is about love, family and dreams. If you decide to go and see it at the theater be prepared to laugh, and to cry oh yeah you will cry a lot. When I went to see it I cried, many people cried I was surprised to see that even children cried because they got so emotional with this film. I highly recommend this film.


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