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 »
don't let the politics keep you away from this beautiful film
Do not let the idea of illegal immigration keep you from this film. If you are strongly against illegal immigration, I still recommend watching the film. Overall, it was done extremely well. So even if you are against the characters crossing the border illegally, the movie still won't disappoint. It's extremely touching and the main story is just a son trying to get back to his mother, but faces many obstacles (the border, money issues, untrustworthy people) on the way. It's a lot better than a lot of the American movies that have been coming out weekly. However many people have complained about the reality of such events and the protocol at the Mexico-US border checkpoint, my only advice is to remember that it is a FILM! it never said it was a documentary, so aside from the several "unrealistic" events, the film is lovely and i do recommend it for everyone. if you want to see the more realistic ongoings, please watch Wetback, a documentary on undocumented immigrants from their homeland and crossing to America.
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