Summary: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård and Steve Coogan star in a darkly comic but emotionally authentic film about a six-year-old living through a bitter divorce between her rock-icon mother and distracted father. As Maisie is shuttled back and forth, she relies more and more on her parents’ new partners, who are themselves falling in love.
Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (The Deep End, Suture) draw powerful performances from a stellar cast, with a knockout turn by young Onata Aprile. Told from Maisie’s perspective, the film delicately portrays a girl who is eager for love and must claim it where she can. Without demonising any of the characters, What Maisie Knew is an insightful look at the impact of divorce, finding tenderness and joy as well as sadness..
Australian Cinema Release Date: 22nd August, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Screenwriter: Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright, Henry James (novel)
Cast: Onata Aprile (Maisie), Amelia Campbell (Ms. Baine), James Colby (Byron), Steve Coogan (Beale), Maddie Corman (Ms. Fairchild-Tettenbaum), Paddy Croft (Mrs. Wix), Diana Garcia (Cecelia), Joel Garland (Emmett), Emma Holzer (Holly), Henry Kelemen (Tyler), Julianne Moore (Susanna), Sadie Rae (Zoe), Alexander Skarsgard (Lincoln), Jesse Stone Spadaccini (Martin), Joanna Vanderham (Margo)
Runtime: 99 mins
OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘WHAT MAISIE KNEW’:
Please check Dave’s review of ‘What Maisie Knew’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel
Please check Greg’s review of ‘What Maisie Knew’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 47
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