Under the Same Moon Synopsis
After his grandmother dies, a Mexican boy sets out to join his mother in the United States.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film says that the U.S. immigrant situation is untenable, but then it forces US to ask: What should be done?
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's an unexpectedly powerful little film that manages to say a lot of what, despite all the talk on the subject, isn't being said in the...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It takes place on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border, and it offers an undeniable argument that life without love is unpalatable on...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is a genuinely cathartic night at the movies - which is one of the reasons we go to them in the first place. Art it ain't, but...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Although based on a fictional story, it has the feel of truth and is a vivid reminder of the hell Mexicans put themselves through to live...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The strong final third counterbalances the weaknesses of the first half. I prefer films that build to something worthwhile rather than...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A powerful and evocative account of the efforts undertaken to forge a perilous mother-and-child reunion. Told in Spanish with English...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Instead of delivering a pointed statement, this timely and energetic crowd-pleaser aims for -- and accomplishes -- something much more...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
How do you say "tearjerker" in Spanish?
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Under the Same Moon comes most vividly to life when Adrian Alonso is on the screen.
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Under the Same Moon

By debidesigns
What a GREAT movie!! Adrian Alonzo is fabulous as Carlitos, and Kate Del Castillo is wonderful as his mom. America Ferrara is terrific in her small but pivotal part. Without being "preachy" this...

FANTASTIC!!!!!

By ACB2010
MOST Definitely recommend this movie!!! I hadn't heard of this movie before but when i went to the premiere last night i came out crying and Laughing and absolutely loving this movie!! Great acting,...

Malarkey

By Act your wage
What a bunch of poor illegal immigrant propoganda....

HOW COME U DON'T CARE? U CARED ENOUGH TO BE HERE POSTING...SO DONT BE CYNICAL!

By ahumanbeing
" ***** " OH LORD, JESUS, POPE, OR WHOEVER YOU WANT TO RELY ON TO SOUND BELIEVABLE... People, and let me say it again, P-E-O-P-L-E, please don't give up your ability to believe that you can...

This is a MUST STAY AWAY !!!!!!

By Duane Surman
I found this film extremely offesive and ridiculous. This movie tries to make heroes out of criminals. The plot must have been written by seem very extemist far left hollywood nut. This movie is not...

Not all good mexican movies need Gael to succed, great, great surprise.

By Gargoldeth
I understand most of the people who come to this site are not hispanics, and because of that everybody is posting the " don't care" deal. I'm not gonna try and address inmigration subjects on this...

Under the Same Moon

By evelynevans67
Superb film!!...

Under Same Moon

By crcine
It was a great movie. Well done all the way around. And the story is compelling in that it gives people who do not understand the immigrant experience that opportunity to see one little slice of what...

Great Movie

By elecortez
Only if you don't have a heart and a mind you would find this boring or not interested. This movie exploits issues average American Citizens think they know but they really don't. It is unaccurate...

La Misma Luna

By blueestarr
Such a story of struggle and the sacrifices we make for those we love. A wonderful, funny, suspenseful, romantic, and moving film that everyone should see....

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Rated PG-13 | For some mature thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Emotional immigration drama has mature themes.
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