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A Kid Like Jake (2018)

R | | Drama, Family | 1 June 2018 (USA)
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Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.

Director:

Silas Howard

Writers:

Daniel Pearle (adapted by), Daniel Pearle (based on play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Alex Wheeler
Jim Parsons ... Greg Wheeler
Octavia Spencer ... Judy
Priyanka Chopra ... Amal
Ann Dowd ... Catherine
Amy Landecker ... Sandra
Leo James Davis ... Jake Wheeler
Julia Chan ... Michelle
Lee Aaron Rosen ... Tom Hedwall
Kelly Deadmon ... Cynthia Hedwall
Olivia Bond ... Kimmie
Rhys Bhatia Rhys Bhatia ... Sanjay
Aneesh Sheth ... Dr. Laurel Hendricks
Cindy Cheung ... Woman
Eve Lindley ... Waiter #1
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Storyline

A Brooklyn couple has always known that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. But when his preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than a phase, the couple is forced to rethink their roles as parents and spouses. Written by A Kid Like Jake

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kid Like Jake See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,936, 3 June 2018

Gross USA:

$58,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,784
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the third collaboration between Octavia Spencer and Jim Parsons. The first was on The Big Bang Theory ("The Euclid Alternative" Season 2, Episode 5). Ms. Spencer played a DMV agent dealing with the exasperating Mr. Parsons. The second was in Hidden Figures (2016) See more »

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Tom Hedwall: Jake's like twice the size he was at Christmas.
Greg Wheeler: Oh yeah! You know we should really stop feeding him.
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A Missed Opportunity
8 June 2018 | by illymfltSee all my reviews

This film wasn't ready for production.

The characters are massively underdeveloped, and the storyline is just self-contradictory and nonsensical all around, devoid of any substance.

The film communicates very little - if anything at all.


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