Monday, July 23, 2007

Under the Same Moon

Under the Same Moon by Patricia Riggen is part of the Contemporary World Cinema. It received a standing ovation at its premiere at Sundance.

Hoping to make a better life for herself and her son Carlitos ,Rosario crossed the border illegally four years ago and now works in Los Angeles as a cleaning lady. Carlitos, 9, yearns to be with his mom but still lives in Mexico with his grandmother. When grandmother passes away, Carlitos, who has no way to contact his mom, decides to head to the U.S. to find her.

Film has a supporting role by America Ferrera of Ugly Betty fame. The film looks manipulatively uplifting, but with all the tragedy films that I'm sure to be seeing, I might not mind the manipulation.

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