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
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.
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:
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.— Michael Keene (@MichaelKeene) January 24, 2018
A KID LIKE JAKE: Such a sweet, multifaceted, chatty, surprisingly funny depiction of parenting. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons have a barnburner of a fight scene that will destroy you. #Sundance— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) January 24, 2018
Last film of my #Sundance2018: A Kid Like Jake. Claire Danes is masterful/rips your heart out— Leigh B. Z. (@leighblickley) January 24, 2018
I needed Jake to be more present/visible in 'A Kid Like Jake'. We barely saw his face (but perhaps that was the intention?) A few powerful scenes in this familial drama about gender identity, but felt underdone. #Sundance— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) January 24, 2018
Jim Parson’s new film A Kid Like Jake receives a standing ovation at #Sundance Film Festival. Broaching a subject that needs discussion and understanding, his fellow castmates deliver strong performances. #AKidLikeJake— Derek Sante (@DerekSante) January 24, 2018
A KID LIKE JAKE is a powerful & touching film about a couple’s struggle to accept their child’s sexual identity. Jim Parsons and Claire Danes have never been better. Oscar Worthy Performances all around including Octavia Spencer in another terrific supporting role. #sundance2018— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) January 24, 2018
Saw A Kid Like Jake this morning. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons grapple with the challenges of their young son showing signs of being non-gender conforming. Do they support whole heartedly or do they try to protect Jake from potential ridicule?— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) January 24, 2018
A KID LIKE JAKE has a whopper of a marital fight scene between Claire Danes and Jim Parsons. Supporting cast of all your faves: Ann Dowd, Octavia Spencer, and my love Amy Landecker.— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) January 24, 2018
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First Published: Jan 25, 2018 09:41 IST