Under the Same Moon (La misma luna)

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A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.3/10 (3,045 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Patricia Riggen

Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso

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.

Adrian Alonso - Carlos Reyes 'Carlitos' (as Adrián Alonso)
Kate del Castillo - Rosario
Eugenio Derbez - Enrique
Maya Zapata - Alicia
Carmen Salinas - Doña Carmen 'La Coyota'
Angelina Peláez - Benita Reyes
Gabriel Porras - Paco
America Ferrera - Martha
Jesse Garcia - David
María Rojo - Reyna
Ignacio Guadalupe - Leonardo Sánchez Nava
Pailo Heitz - Billy
Mario Almada - Padrino
Ernesto D'Alessio - Oscar
Isaac Bravo - Chito

Taglines: A boy living in Mexico crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother.


Official Website: Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 20 March 2008

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $2,770,000 (USA) (23 March 2008) (266 Screens)

Gross: $12,589,108 (USA) (13 July 2008)

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the Beginning of the movie, Rosario is marking off a date which she has labeled "Carlito's Cumple" while she speaks in Spanish. There are no apostrophes preceding an "s" in Spanish, and the date should have read "Cumple de Carlitos".

User Review

Fantastic! Definitely Worth Seeing!

Rating: 8/10

I just saw this movie through the Los Angeles KCET Movies Series and it was absolutely fantastic! While the movie does contain a subtle political message, it is not meant to sway the audience in the illegal immigration debate. The story carries extraordinarily well with a subject as touchy as illegal immigration and cannot exist without it. Utilizing a theme of abandonment, the movie explores what it means to truly care for and cherish a loved one. With brilliant acting (Adrian Alonso is incredible!), fantastic direction, and a terrific screenplay, the movie is a wonderful, heartfelt journey that brings laughter, sadness, and a sincere sense of happiness into an enjoyable, movie-going experience.


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