• What Maisie Knew (2013)

What Maisie Knew

Release Date: May 3rd, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

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

Director: Scott McGehee , David Siegel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Filmax

Keywords: Daughter, New York City, 2010s, Rivalry, Growing up, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Claudia PuigUSA 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

  • 100
    Rex ReedObserver

    Acutely observed, subtly but sharply written and expertly acted. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A broken-family melodrama with a minimum of histrionics, Scott McGehee's and David Siegel's What Maisie Knew begins from scenes that will be familiar to most viewers who've witnessed a custody battle. Things get pretty orchestrated from that familiar scenario onward, but never to the point of unbelievability. show more

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