Under the Same Moon (Spanish: La misma luna) is a 2007 Mexican-American drama film in Spanish and English directed by Patricia Riggen and starring Adrián Alonso, Kate del Castillo, and Eugenio Derbez. The story is of a young boy who, after his grandmother’s death, runs away from his hometown in Mexico to make the long journey to Los Angeles to find his mother. The film has been widely considered a Mexican-American classic, told from the point of view of the immigrants themselves.
This movie was beautiful. I cried so much. Okay, so if you don’t speak Spanish a little bit or you know nothing about immigration, then it might be hard to follow and understand, but if you do, IT’S JUST BRILLIANT. I cried so much omg. In class. -__-
Title: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
Time: 106 minutes
My Recommendation: I love this movie, it’s such a powerful tale about a boy in search of his mother and a mother who must make sacrifices in order to provide for her son. It was a wonderfully done movie showing how families are torn apart and how parents go years without seeing their children to make better lives for them. It’s so sad to see the story from the view of a child and their struggle to live without a parent. For me the best part was Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez. For those not familiar with him, he is a genius comedian and he is hilarious in this movie as a grumpy man who finds himself caring and helping Alonso’s character. The movie is now actually available on Netflix so I say check it out.
My Favorite Scene: When Enrique sacrifies himself in order to save Carlitos