A Kid Like Jake

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
A Kid Like Jake Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 14+

Talky, underwhelming drama addresses kid gender identity.

R 2018 92 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Great subject but....

Thought the subject matter was great and some excellent actors but unfortunately I did not see the chemistry with the parents. I believe it would have been beneficial to the story line to have an actor other than Parson’s as the husband/ father. He did not make being in a straight/ traditional relationship convincing... other than that the movie could have worked

This title has:

Great messages
age 12+

This title has:

Great messages

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Gender Revolution Poster Image

    Gender Revolution

    Absorbing, empathetic documentary dives deep into gender.

    age 12+
  • I Am Jazz Poster Image

    I Am Jazz

    Transgender teen's reality show is positive, poignant.

    age 12+
  • 3 Generations Poster Image

    3 Generations

    Performances stand out in earnest drama about trans teen.

    age 13+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate