Picks and Pans Review: Family Values the Bratt Brothers

updated 04/19/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/19/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>• It's all relative in the new drama La Mission: Benjamin Bratt, 46, costars with his wife, Talisa Soto Bratt, 43, and his brother Peter, 47, who directed from his own script. Says Peter: "It was a family affair."

Peter's 13 months older and directs you in the film. Has he always been the leader?

BENJAMIN

When we were kids, I was known as Re-Pete or Little Pete.

PETER

When he became famous, I became Benjamin Bratt's brother! (laughs)

Why tell the story of a dad struggling with a gay son in San Francisco's Mission District?

PETER

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Latino neighborhoods. We wanted to shine a light on something.

BENJAMIN

It's a story of a man who is impervious to change, living in one of the most progressive liberal cities in the world.

What was the vibe shooting in the Mission District?

BENJAMIN

It's a place that's been our backyard since we were born. It was very much like a block party.

PETER

A lot of friends we grew up with did cameos.

Benjamin, how was working with your wife?

BENJAMIN

Incredible. The only difficulty was that she was playing someone else's wife!

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