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
Except for the Los Angeles exteriors, the film was shot in Mexico. See more »
While looking through a box of Carlos' belongings he kept in her office, Doña Carmen finds a small photo album with the note "trabajos Mamá / Señora Maqjuensi / 323 2175021 / Señora Esnaide / 323 3961825" (at 1:29:56; in English the first line is "Mom works" or "Mom's jobs"). Doña Carmen presumably calls one or both of these numbers but is shown speaking on the phone to Señora Snyder (at 1:30:12) who wasn't listed on the note. (The spellings of womens' names shown in the note are undoubtedly phonetic-isms for "MacKenzie" and "Snyder", meaning that "Señora Snyder" actually IS listed on the note.) See more »
Excellent, touching, just incredible performances.
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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