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Director: Patricia Riggen     Starring: Adrian Alonso America Ferrera
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Format: DVD
Sku: 208073958
UPC: 024543526902
UPC 14: 00024543526902
Sales Rank: 3331
Category Keywords: Mexico  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Director Patricia Riggen delivers a heartwarming debut with UNDER THE SAME MOON. The story of the enduring bond between mother and son, the film stars Kate del Castillo as Rosario, a mother struggling to support her family in Mexico while living illegally in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, her son, Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), is left under the care of his grandmother. But when she dies, nine-year-old Carlitos embarks on a colorful and arduous journey across the border in search of his mother. The script has Carlitos narrowly escaping kidnapping, drug addicts, and Border Patrol workers, aided by the unlikely friendships he forges along the way. As we watch Rosario grapple with life as an illegal immigrant in Los Angeles, Carlitos's optimism and strength of spirit gain him a migrant worker (Eugenio Derbez) as a traveling companion.

Riggen keeps a potentially depressing topic surprisingly light by including frequent musical interludes, and cinematographer Checco Varese takes care to create a visual journey that's stunning throughout. America Ferrera (UGLY BETTY, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES) appears in a small role, but it is 13-year-old Alonso who steals the show as the brave, funny, and precocious Carlitos. Apart from the subtitles, the film offers family viewing for parents and children alike. While it touches on timely and pressing issues concerning immigration and discrimination, the film, which won a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, works on a simpler level as well by focusing primarily on the sweet relationship between a mother and her son.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2252690
Video UPC UPC: 00024543526902
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Spanish
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Kate Del Castillo
Video Cast Info Eugenio Derbez
Video Cast Info Adrian Alonso
Video Cast Info America Ferrera
Video Cast Info Maya Zapata
Video Cast Info Carmen Salinas
Video Cast Info Jesse Garcia
Video Cast Info Tigres Del Norte - Cameo
Video Cast Info Checco Varese - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Ligiah Villalobos - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Ligiah Villalobos - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Patricia Riggen - Producer
Video Cast Info Ram Bergman - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Tigres Del Norte - Music
Video Cast Info Norman Dreyfuss - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Carlo Siliotto - Composer
Video Cast Info Gerardo Barrera - Producer
Video Cast Info Patricia Riggen - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful and evocative account of the efforts undertaken to forge a perilous mother-and-child reunion....It is a moving tale of yearning, as well as unflagging courage and determination." 03/19/2008

Los Angeles Times
"A director with a talent for putting emotion on film, she knows how to get those tears flowing, both on screen and in the theater." 03/19/2008

Box Office
"[M]ostly the movie floats on the sincerity of Alonso as Carlitos..." 04/01/2008 p.62

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]he director has smuggled us, with no-bull authority, into the rituals, jokes, and survival games of a culture of half-existence: people who live in two places and nowhere at all." -- Grade: A- 03/28/2008 p.50

"[T]he acting is superb, with Derbez due for special mention....There's something in his bearing and gaze that's appealingly off-kilter..." 03/19/2008

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Ferrera,America
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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