Picks and Pans Review: Family Values the Bratt Brothers
>• 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?
When we were kids, I was known as Re-Pete or Little Pete.
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?
Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Latino neighborhoods. We wanted to shine a light on something.
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?
It's a place that's been our backyard since we were born. It was very much like a block party.
A lot of friends we grew up with did cameos.
Benjamin, how was working with your wife?
Incredible. The only difficulty was that she was playing someone else's wife!
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