La Mission

La Mission

DVD - 2010
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Che gets by on his macho persona, but lives for the love of his son Jesse. When he discovers that Jesse has been living a secret life, Che reacts violently and is forced to examine his actions and the life he lives. Powerful and challenging, a moving portrayal of redemption and fatherhood.
Publisher: [United States] : Screen Media Films, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Mis
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Mission (Motion picture : 2009)

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jwtraveler Nov 24, 2013

Interesting idea, but not very well done. Ben Bratt is hot, but unconvincing in this role. Film pulls too many punches. Ending is cliché and unsatisfying. But given the choice of films about gay live in the Latino community I guess you could do worse.

JCLMELODYK Aug 12, 2013

I loved seeing a slice of San Francisco, Latino life! The low riders are great. Benjamin Bratt is beautiful.

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Mar 02, 2013

I am required by super sekrit Latino law to watch all movies containing brown people. Having said that, I really, really loved La Mission. Not because it was well-written (because it wasn't) or because the acting was amazing (because it wasn't). I loved La Mission because of Benjamin Bratt and his co-star, Benjamin Bratt's facial hair. He was smokin' in this movie, y'all, smokin!' Plus all his tattoos of dark-eyed ladies and his low-rider dedicated to his mom and his orange kitchen. I want an orange kitchen! Despite the meh acting and the meh writing, there are way more things to love about this movie than there are things to rag on. Did I mention that Aztec dancers dance, dance, dance away in more than one scene? THERE ARE AZTEC DANCERS!!! THERE'S AN ORANGE KITCHEN! THERE'S JESSE BORREGO FROM FAME!! Plus, I really loved Che's son's Jesse's friend with the long curly hair and a Filipino gf. Long-Haired-Friend is so amazing and doesn't stop being friends with Jesse even though all Jesse's other friends go stank when Jesse is outed. This movie takes things low 'n' slow, y'all, and that's an awesome thing.

aaa5756 May 22, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

jmmason Oct 28, 2011

The brothers Bratt have produced a good gay Latino melodrama.

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