I'll do anything to be right beside my family even if it includes dangerous consequences." Have you ever mentioned this hard question to anyone or yourself, at one point in our lives we all say something similar to this quote. Under The Same Moon deals with many different characters who have gone through the same situations as many undocumented workers. This movie connects to social studies by showing the process of immigration. This film has shown the immigrant's point of view and what they had to go through to make their wishes and desires true. When watching this high- quality film many immigrants who have gone through the same situation will relate with the characters and not only that but others who were against undocumented immigrants will definitely change their perspective about this controversial subject.
Under The Same Moon is basically about a young boy named Carlitos who lives in a small town in Mexico and has only his ill grandmother to protect him from any harm. Carlitos' mother has immigrated to the United States to give her son a better life. The only way both Carlitos and his mother can communicate is on the public telephone where they speak to each other every Sunday. As I mentioned Carlitos' grandma is very ill and dies but Carlitos is brave enough to leave his small town and reunite with his mothering only one week. Along the way he encounters with severe problems, but with the help of many he is saved from those tough situations. In the end he remembers everything his mother described about the location where she called and by knowing those small details he looks all around East LA, at exactly 10:00pm(at the time where she always calls him) he finds her across the street full of tears.
This top notch movie involves many characters whose lives gradually change throughout the entire film. Adrian Alonso plays the main character (Carlitos) of Under The Same Moon; Carlitos life changes completely when he travels to LA and finally meets his mother. Kate Del Castillo acts the role of (Rosario) Carlitos' mother, who immigrates to Los Angeles and finds it hard to live without the support of her family but in the end she gets a huge surprise. The famous Hispanic comedian Eugenio Derbez plays (Enrique) who in the beginning of the movie has some problems with Carlitos, but in the end he becomes a kind friend for Carlitos and sacrifices himself for his safety. Maya Zapata plays the character of (Alicia) one of Rosario's best friends, at first she is really outgoing and sarcastic, but when Rosario finds out that Carlitos is missing Alicia was there to offer as much help as she could. These actors are only some of the many who participated in this film, to make a successful film you need great actors which is what Under The Same Moon has.
The theme of Under The Same Moon is something many of us don't believe in and choose not to agree with which is, equality and a close family is the most important. I strongly agree with both of these subjects because there's nothing better than to be treated equally and I always thought that without a family I would be lost. I think that it doesn't't matter what race or what culture we follow we should all be treated equally because we are all humans. A family is the biggest support someone can have no matter what the situation is. A part of Under The Same Moon's success is the great theme it has, so when watching this movie that theme touched many of the audiences' hearts. The movie's theme changed many people's point of view by watching how it affected an innocent child, which is what made this movie so realistic.
Under The Same Moon achieved many things that other movies haven't, it impacted people's lives. This movie shows what an immigrant has to go through every single day after arriving from their native country. This isn't just a movie everything included is real not made up to capture the audiences' attention but to show the other side of things. Not only that but it's one of the biggest hits that include only Hispanic actors which the Latino society feels very proud of. This motion picture has made a huge difference in many of the actors' carriers; the theme of this movie is very close to their hearts. In my opinion this is the my film I've seen not only because of the great theme but how the emotional factors, how realistic it was made, and the humor the added at the right time to make it magnificent.