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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 illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) 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 ...
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Doña Carmen 'La Coyota'
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Benita Reyes
Gabriel Porras ...
Paco
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Reyna
Ignacio Guadalupe ...
Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz ...
Billy
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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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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,770,000, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,589,108, 13 July 2008
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1.85 : 1
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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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Connections

References Cars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Que Puedo Hacer
Written by Rodolfo Garavagno
Performed by Pepito Perez & Los Playeros
Cortesía de: Máximo Aguirre Music Publisching, INC.
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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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