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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
The offspring of a hot-headed musician (Julianne Moore) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan), little Maisie (Onata Aprile) learns the hard way about how difficult divorce can be on a youngster. The quiet, obedient child gets caught in the middle as her self-absorbed parents use her as a pawn in a bitter custody battle. After her parents marry new mates, Maisie finds reason to hope for some genuine affection -- but permanent damage to her psyche may have already been done.

Cast: Julianne Moore , Alexander Skarsgård , Onata Aprile , Joanna Vanderham , Steve Coogan , Diana García , Emma Holzer , James Colby

Directors: Scott McGehee , David Siegel

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

What Maisie Knew (2012)

Release Date: May 3rd, 2013|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cartwright, find something sadly timeless in a child torn apart in a custody battle that no one wins, least of all the child. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Who would have thought that one of the most provocative and affecting films made about the fallout from 21st century divorce would have emanated from a 19th century novel? show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The result is a film that deeply engages us on multiple levels. Not only do we wonder what Maisie knows and how she knows it, we want to get this seedling to a place where she won't have to be transplanted every day. show more

  • June 08, 2013 IRENE
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    fabulous little actress deserving of an oscar nomination!

  • May 31, 2013 cindykay
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    As a mother, it\'s hard to watch especially the shamelessly manipulative part played by Moore. The acting was good, especially the little girl.

  • May 31, 2013 lgjhere1
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    In the 1890s during James\' days, novelists didn\'t follow the arc principle that we do today; they gave spalshes of scenes here and there. Unfortunately, this film follows does the same thing for the first half of the movie that leaves one wondering where it is going and if they should be going for the exit. It picks up when it becomes linear. Excellent acting all around, especially the young one.

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Olympus Has Fallen,' 'The Muppet Movie'

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Erin Whitney on Aug 13th, 2013 5:00PM

Millennium Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "What Maisie Knew" What's It About? A modern update on Henry James's 1897 novel of the same name, this indie drama follows a six-year-old girl caught...

'What Maisie Knew' Screening: Alexander Skarsgard Carries Adorable Accessory in NYC (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on May 3rd, 2013 1:32PM

Alexander Skarsgard toted an adorable accessory around the screening of his new movie "What Maisie Knew": His co-star, Onata Aprile!Skarsgard played dad for the night, carrying the 7-year-old on the...

'What Maisie Knew' Exclusive Clip: Julianne Moore Is a Mom Fighting for Her Daughter (VIDEO)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on May 3rd, 2013 12:38PM

Julianne Moore is a rock star in a bitter custody battle in "What Maisie Knew."This exclusive clip shows Moore (Susanna) and young actress Onata Arprile (Maisie) playing mother and daughter as the...

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