Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Under the Same Moon is a touching Spanish drama about the evils of foreign policy, and the touching journey a boy takes to see his mother. It’s very sad, funny, and just plain touching.

Carlitos is a young boy in Mexico who lives with his grandmother. His mother works across the border in California as a nanny, and they haven’t seen each other in four years. So when Carlitos’ grandmother dies, he goes alone on a journey to cross the border, and must hitchhike thousands of miles to be reunited with his mother.

This is the first time I cried in a movie for a very long time. Why? Because so many moments just ring true, and it’s so realistic and original. See it as soon as you can. A

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