Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them. While Rosario struggles for a brighter future, fate forces Carlitos’ hand and he embarks on an extraordinary journey to find her. Critics and audiences alike have praised this inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother’s devotion, a son’s courage and a love that knows no borders.
**The Making of La Misma Luna (In Spanish)
**La Misma Luna: Mural Documentary (In English)
*My Sassy Girl
Cast & Crew
It's a bit of a guilty pleasure, with its formulas and its sap, but if it can get Lou Dobbs reaching for that Kleenex, it will have done its job.
It's a warm drama that humanizes Americas current illegal immigration debate even as it sentimentally stacks the deck in favor of the undocumented.
The performances -- and the movie's sideways glance at the culture of illegal immigrants, including a funny song about Superman ('He has no social security and no green card') -- give the movie its nicely controlled vitality.
The strong final third counterbalances the weaknesses of the first half.
An endearingly sweet fable about a hotly debated subject.
Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) is the nightmare Lou Dobbs has when he goes to sleep at night.
If Under the Same Moon is formula melodrama, the film is well acted and its lead character perceptively drawn.