parenting

The One Where Benjamin Bratt Plays the Angry Alcoholic Father of a Gay Kid

Okay, just give the whole movie away, Benjamin Bratt! Teaming with his brother, writer-director Peter, the Law & Order actor delivers La Mission, the San Francisco-in-the-70s flick about a Latino-American dad (Bratt) who finds out his son is gay, kicks him out, drinks his sorrows away, and then finally comes to terms with his reality. Not everybody is impressed, and while the film, based on its physical setting, could be tied to today’s Prop 8 debate, at the very least it’s not one of those campy gay coming-of-age flicks — which, while entertaining, are not relatable. La Mission appears it just might be.