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A Kid Like Jake: Priyanka Chopra’s second Hollywood film premiered at Sundance, first reactions are ecstatic

The first reactions to Priyanka Chopra’s second Hollywood movie, A Kid Like Jake, are in and they’re very positive. The film, starring Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the lead roles, premiered at Sundance.

hollywood Updated: Jan 25, 2018 09:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Actor Priyanka Chopra attends the A Kid Like Jake Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.(AFP)

Priyanka Chopra’s second Hollywood movie, the comedy-drama A Kid Like Jake, premiered at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival to warm reception, with critics and audiences singling out the movie’s delicate tone, Claire Danes’ leading performance, and Priyanka’s supporting turn.

The film focuses on the lives of a young couple and their son, Jake, who doesn’t conform to a specific gender. It grapples with the difficulties of raising a child who is different. Several critics who attended the premiere expressed positive reactions on Twitter.

Priyanka Chopra, Silas Howard, Claire Danes, Leo James, Jim Parsons and Amy Landecker attend the A Kid Like Jake Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (AFP)

Some emphasised how the films strikes a graceful balance in telling such a sensitive story, while another mentioned how the film earned a standing ovation at the end.

“All the @priyankachopra fans will be happy to know that she is quite good in A Kid Like Jake. She’s very much the supporting friend character, but she’s a memorable and important element. The Priyanka Chopra invasion of Hollywood continues,” one person wrote.

A Kid Like Jake is directed by Silas Howard with a script by Daniel Pearle. It stars Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, with recent Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer in a supporting role, along with Priyanka. There is currently no release date for the film.

Here are some reactions:

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First Published: Jan 25, 2018 09:41 IST