Under The Same Moon

Under The Same Moon
Under The Same Moon
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2008
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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.
© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and The Weinstein Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: If Under the Same Moon is often manipulative, it is also heartfelt, and features strong performances from its leads.
Time Out
David Fear

June 22, 2017
Jonathan F. Richards

It's a bit of a guilty pleasure, with its formulas and its sap, but if it can get Lou Dobbs reachi...

June 21, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

It's a warm drama that humanizes Americas current illegal immigration debate even as it sentimenta...

June 21, 2017
Toronto Star
Philip Marchand

The performances -- and the movie's sideways glance at the culture of illegal immigrants, includin...

June 21, 2017
Seattle Times
Jeff Shannon

Under the Same Moon combines all the elements of an old-fashioned tear-jerker with the low-key, lo...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Emotional immigration drama has mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this drama has some mature and emotionally difficult themes. It revolves around a young boy who must deal with his grandmother's (peaceful) death and an illegal border crossing between Mexico and the United States. There are some brief images of obvious prostitutes, an abusive pimp, and a twitchy junkie. Expect some mild (though potentially upsetting) violence in the form of chases and rough takedowns by INS agents and local L.A. police. The central boy is also threatened by bullies, thieves, and a child trafficker. Mostly mild language, though "s--t" is used.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 19, 2008
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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