A KID LIKE JAKE Unclassified 18+
"Claire Danes and Jim Parsons star as a Brooklyn couple facing the possibility that their four-year-old might be trans in Silas Howard’s simply lovely comedy-drama A Kid Like Jake." – Hollywood Reporter
Claire Danes (Homeland) and Jim Parsons (leaving all traces of his The Big Bang Theory character behind) are remarkable as Alex and Greg, parents facing the daunting prospect of setting an educational course for their child’s life. But when four-year-old Jake begins acting out, they suddenly find themselves at odds over how to sensitively handle Jake’s needs alongside their own wishes.
A Kid Like Jake is the feature film debut of director Silas Howard, best known for his work on queer-forward television programs Transparent, The Fosters and Pose, and "a queer punk icon and a founding voice of the New Trans Cinema" (IndieWire). Howard’s own experiences mean the film is never patronising, offensive or sensationalised in its exploration of gender identity. Based on Daniel Pearle’s play of the same name, this is an affectionate and poignant story told with humour and heart, with two of the world’s most popular actors offering heartfelt performances alongside a supporting roster of recognisable faces including Octavia Spencer, Ann Dowd, Priyanka Chopra and Amy Landecker.
"Deeply sympathetic, but also expansively humane and funny … It’s remarkable how engaging and light on its feet the director and cast are able to keep this subject matter." – Vulture
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