Posted by: conradvisionquest | February 26, 2010

La Misma Luna: Movie Review

Question: What’s better than curling up in bed on a snowy winter’s day with a Netflix movie and your warm significant other?  Answer: Watching the movie and being surprised by how freakin’ great it is!

It’s not too often that a movie comes along and has all the necessary elements to make it great. Love, humor, action and thrills are not usually all found in one movie. Well this one has it all, and delivers it through a compelling story of a boy and his mother.

Here’s a brief summary:

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.

I forget how I came across La Misma Luna, I think Netflix recommended it to me. You can check out the trailer here, which I must say doesn’t really do the movie justice.  It’s such a great story with vivid characters that bring it to life.  It has subtitles, but that never bothers me and it certainly didn’t detract from this wonderful movie.  Me and the huz give it 2 thumbs up!

Check it out and let me know what you think!


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