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La Mission [DVD] [2008]

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  • Release Date: 08/10/2010
  • Rating: R

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

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    La Mission
    A reformed ex-convict and lowrider car aficionado kicks his beloved son out of the house after discovering that the boy has been living a secret life in Sundance Film Festival veteran Peter Bratt's heartfelt family drama. Che (Benjamin Bratt) is out of prison and on the straight and narrow. Still, every day is a struggle as he battles alcoholism and drives a bus in order to support his family. When the workday is done, Che and his friends, the "Mission Boyz," pass the time by restoring junked cars to mint condition. Feared by his peers yet deeply respected as the toughest Chicano on the block, Che is the kind of guy whose entire existence is defined by his macho reputation. There's no one in the world that Che loves more than his adolescent son, Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez), but both father and son are about to discover that love isn't exactly unconditional. Upon discovering that Jesse has been living a secret life, Che flies into a violent rage, assaulting the boy and kicking him out onto the street. Meanwhile, Che's attractive and headstrong neighbor Lena (Erika Alexander) challenges the ultra-macho gearhead to step back for a minute and take stock of the life he thought he had. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Benjamin Bratt
      Benjamin Bratt - Che
    • Erika Alexander
      Erika Alexander - Lena
    • Jeremy Ray Valdez
      Jeremy Ray Valdez - Jesse
    • Jesse Borrego
      Jesse Borrego - Rene

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best indie films I have seen.


      This movie is like no other I have ever seen. It hits on something that few would even talk about. In short its the story of a single father coming to terms with knowing his only son is gay. Its been done before I know, but this movie takes a different side. Its based in a primarily Latino neighborhood where homosexuality repressed. although its not only a coming of age story, its also an amazing love story. Being Latino, and growing up in a similar neighborhood I can honestly say this is an accurate depiction of coming out in a dense Latino culture. I would recommend this movie to anyone with an open mind and a curious heart.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great cast.


      La Mission hit close to home. My grandson finally came out and informed part of the family that he is gay. My daughter acted just like the father did in this movie. I purchased 2 copies of this movie on-line since it was sold out in the store. The movie was moving and shows the young gay teens to stand up for what they believe in and to love the person they are. Loved the cars and the shirts the son wore.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Family Love

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      The plot in this movie is really good. It's about family love through the good times and bad times. And communication, which is very important. The acting was fine. The Director,did a nice job. Good cast, also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      just a great movie

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      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      awesome movie, love the action and the story behind it

      I would recommend this to a friend

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