• A Kid Like Jake (2018)

A Kid Like Jake

Release Date: June 1st, 2018

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Alex Wheeler and her husband, Greg, are trying to find the right primary school for their 4-year-old son, Jake. Described as gender-expansive by his adviser, Jake's increasingly erratic behavior starts to cause a rift between the couple. Alex worries that the adults in her son's life are labeling him prematurely, while Greg wonders if Jake's fondness for dressing up might be more than just a phase.

Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker, Leo James Davis, Rhys Bhatia

Director: Silas Howard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Films, Double Nickel Entertainment

Keywords: Son, Growing up, Love, School, House, Heartwarming, 2010s, Quest, New York City, Husband, Wife, Friend, Sacrifice, Marriage, Emotional, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    [A] simply lovely comedy-drama. show more

  • 70
    Slate

    There’s a lot of the stumbling and backtracking that comes with such uncharted territory — an authentic, conversational messiness we rarely see on screen. show more

  • 40
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    The writing in A Kid Like Jake feels more like playwriting than like screenwriting because we are told things in dialogue about Jake but barely ever get to see him behaving. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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