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What Maisie Knew (2012)What Maisie Knew (2012)

What Maisie Knew (2012)

A sometimes hard-to-watch but powerful exploration of how a bad divorce can end an innocent childhood.

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

9.0

movie

United States of America

English

Depressing, Well-acted

2013

David Siegel, Scott McGehee

Alexander Skarsgård, Amelia Campbell, Andrea Bordeaux

93 min

Synopsis

The story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view.

Our Take

9.0
Bilal Zouheir

From the producers of The Kids Are Alright comes another excellent family drama starring Juliane Moore. She plays a hot-headed rock singer who battles her divorced husband, a narcissistic art dealer, expertly played by the unlikely Steeve Coogan, for custody of her daughter Maisie. When one of them marries the girl’s nanny, the other rushes into marriage as well. Based on Henry James’ titular novel from 1897, it tells the story of a quiet, sensitive young girl coping with being used as a pawn by egotistical parents who spite each other. It is sometimes hard to watch the girl get caught up in all this but the young actress playing Maisie, Onata Aprile, plays the part brilliantly. The screenplay adaption of the ahead-of-its-time material of the book by Nancy Doyne and Carroll Cartwright also hits every note with passion. A harrowing but powerful film.

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