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A Kid Like Jake

Claire Danes ("Homeland") and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Project") star as parents coming to terms with the fact that their 4-year-old son may be transgender. Interestingly, the middle-class liberal parents come to believe that their child's "gender-expansive play" could just be the key to getting him into a fancy private pre-school. Based on Daniel Pearle's stageplay of the same name, the film compassionately explores the dilemma of defining children who are too young to properly express themselves and the pressures (positive as well as negative) parents put on kids at an early age. Still, director Silas Howard ("Transparent") directs it all like a talky sitcom. 92 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 7/13)