Picture from Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
Overall B+

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some mature thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

How do you feel about people living and working illegally within a country? Should they be deported? Should they be supported through job offers? What are the possible problems with either approach?

Many illegal immigrants feel they fill a necessary role in the work force because they are willing to do menial jobs that citizens, with access to better employment options, would chose not to do. Do you agree? What economic effect might be felt if these people were not there to fill the void? What might happen if they were granted legal status?