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What Maisie Knew (2013)

What Maisie Knew

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

May 03, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

Millennium Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Producer

William Teitler, Charles Weinstock, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Daniel Crown

Screenwriter

Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright

Starring

Story


Drawing from classic American literature but rooted in today's New York City, "What Maisie Knew" is an affecting portrait of a family coming apart, as seen from the vantage point of a six-year-old girl who watches the adults around her behave like children.

Susanna (Julianne Moore) is a pushy but seductive rock and roll icon married to Beale (Steve Coogan), a charming, distracted art dealer. Unnerved by the prospect of middle-aged stasis and drawn to other lovers, the couple eventually divorces. Maisie (Onata Aprile), their only child, is caught in the middle of it all, a flesh-and-blood bargaining tool who winds up being shuttled back and forth between her parents as they each attempt to start their lives afresh with new partners. Quietly precocious and a keen observer, Maisie begins to understand how essentially selfish, irresponsible and damaged her parents really are. With time their new relationships disintegrate as well, and Maisie is forced to consider whether or not she should try to construct for herself a whole new family altogether.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..but in this bleak indie bummer that confuses hopelessness with depth, they're really nothing more than selfish, one-dimensional monsters..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]
“..tasteful melodrama benefits from uniformly strong performances..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..this is one of the best films of 2013..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]