Under the Same Moon (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 21, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Mexico , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.

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custody, estrangement, grandmother, illegal-alien, journey