Claire Danes was so good in this.
Definitely a movie made for cisgender folks to gradually become more accepting, rather than one made for trans or gender-nonconforming people to relate to, but there's still validity in its goal. Jake himself is barely featured, though, and his parents never really give him the firm support he deserves. They bring up some understandable points in their discussions, yet they never seem to fully realize why their way of thinking is wrong. Octavia Spencer's character was the only one who seemed to accept the situation, yet even then, everyone treated Jake's identity as a burden.
I'm glad A Kid Like Jake exists, because I do believe that it will get through to an older or more conservative audience. With that said, it's often more frustrating than it is sweet for anyone who's already come to the realization that boys don't have to like trucks.