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About the Movie
Brooklyn parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative—and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans. Jake's 'gender expansive' behavior—as local preschool director Judy (Octavia Spencer) dubs it—is no big deal to Alex and Greg. Or so it seems, until the process of navigating New York City's hyper-competitive private school system opens up a parental quagmire: could Jake's gender nonconformity be just the thing that gives their child an edge in the admissions game? How young is too young to put a label on a child's identity? Is this just a phase, or is Jake truly transgender? Split in their opinions on how to handle the situation, Alex and Greg find themselves navigating an emotional and ethical minefield with one patch of common ground between them: their fierce desire to do what's right for Jake. Transparent director Silas Howard helms this timely, honest, emotionally rich look at 21st-century parenting.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "A Kid Like Jake" is humane, compassionate and strangely detached, almost to the point of inconsequentiality.
Rotten: The movie doesn't feel like it's going anywhere until it explodes, and the dazzling fireworks don't quite offset its long, seemingly aimless fuse.
Fresh: Simply lovely ...
Fresh: "A Kid Like Jake" might not be especially cinematic, but it is profound in its simplicity and truthfulness about what real fights sound like and what real lives look like.
Cant buy a gun until 21 because human brain does'nt fully develop until 23 but...
Every child goes through these stages, that doesnt mean you abuse them by conditioning them in any direction.
Great performance by the cast. Claire’s always captivating.
Love everyone always.
Being Christian has taught me one thing and that is to love everyone always no matter what their gender expression is, what they identify as or who they choose to love. That’s what Jesus would do. Great clip!