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Still shot from the movie: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna).

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

All Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) wants is to be with his mother (Kate del Castillo), who is living in Los Angeles as an illegal immigrant. So the nine-year-old sets out on the dangerous journey from Mexico to the United States, which includes attempting to sneak across the boarder. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release:
Video Release: 16 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) Rated PG-13?


Characters willingly submit to dangerous methods/procedures in order to cross the border, and then live with the constant fear of being caught and deported. Illegal immigrants are disrespectfully treated, denied wages and forced to accept jobs where safety standards are ignored. Authorities make arrests using physical force, such as tackling and hitting with batons. In one scene a warning shot is fired from a gun. A character throws a beverage at police officers. A man cries out in pain when he accidentally gets pesticide in his eye. Although it is not explained in the dialogue, it is implied that a man wants to sell a child. It is also visually suggested that some provocatively dressed females work in the sex trade. Male characters are seen wearing boxer shorts. Some mild and moderate profanities are heard, and terms of deity are infrequently used as expletives. A woman is shown smoking. Men drink beer while watching a football (soccer) game.

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