April 4, 2008

La Misma Luna

Earlier this month as I was on my way to work I was listening to the radio, station 107.1, and they were interviewing the producer of La Misma Luna [Under the Same Moon]. After hearing the interview, the name of the movie stayed with me. I knew little about it except that it dealt with the journey of a boy who crossed the boarder to find his mother, who was here in the United States.

Well, the other day my mom accompanied me to the theaters here by my house and we watched the movie. It took me away. I was moved by it so much so that I'm here blogging about it. It's theme is so close to my heart since my parents are from Mexico and crossed the boarder as well. Even though they are now naturalized citizens of the US, it still makes me think of all those families separated by the boarder between two neighboring countries.

I cried, laughed, sat without wanting to blink as to not miss one second of film. It is now at the top of my list of favorite movies ever. Carlitos, the main character, is one hell of an actor!

Here is the trailer. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles, just so you're aware. I hope everyone goes out and watches this magnificent movie.