The debut feature from director Patricia Riggen, this drama centers on a young boy's journey across the U.S./Mexico border to be reunited with his mother. Adrian Alonso stars as Carlitos, a Mexican adolescent living with his grandmother while his mother works as a maid in the U.S., hoping someday to send for her child. But when the grandmother dies unexpectedly, Carlitos must sneak across the border and seek out his mother. Featuring a supporting performance by America Ferrera of ABC's Ugly Betty, Under the Same Moon premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 109min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/19/2008
- DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
- Distributor(s): Fox Searchlight
Kate del Castillo
- Themes: Parenthood,Obsessive Quests,Single Parents,Mothers and Sons
- Tone: Gentle,Poignant,Sentimental,Stirring
custody, estrangement, grandmother, illegal-alien, journey
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-21-2008)
- Language: English,Spanish