Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) parents guide

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

There is no distance that love can not traverse.

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-

Why is Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) PG-13 for some mature thematic elements.

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Why is Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) rated PG-13? Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some mature thematic elements.

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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Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)"

Cast and Crew

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) is directed by Patricia Riggen and stars Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso, Eugenio Derbez.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) movie is June 16, 2008. Here are some details…

Under The Same Moon comes to DVD with a making-of featurette and a look at The Murals of Under the Same Moon. Audio tracks are in Spanish, with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

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The idea of sleeping under the same moon also brings comfort to a brother and sister that are separated during the immigration process in the animated movie An American Tail. Another young boy makes a dangerous journey in the hopes of finding freedom in the film I Am David.

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