What Maise Knew Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1411

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 14

Theatrical Release Date: 05/03/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/13/2013

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Actors: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård, Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile, Jesse Stone Spadaccini

Plot: An updated take on Henry James' novel - in New York, aging rock star Susanna and major art dealer Beale begin a bitter custody battle. Caught in between is their daughter, 7-year-old Maise. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

Essentially "Kramer vs Kramer" with a daughter and shown exclusively from the her perspective, Onata Aprile excellently carries this portrait of a child stuck in a torn home with brief moments of tenderness.

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Review: What Maisie Knew

MikePA - wrote on 12/11/2013

Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel keenly focus on Maisie, as they should do. She is going through a deeply bothersome situation that can lead to sad consequences, and their eye on her emotional response to it all really makes the film so much more impactful then it would if it had been done poorly. Helping invest the audience into Maisie's story is Onata Aprile's brave and absolutely wonderful performance. She's exceptionally well directed into a character we immediately connect with and, for those who've been through a similar situation as her (I did at a young age), relate to. She does a wonderful job, essentially giving the film its heartfelt and resonating core. Supporting players including Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan are unsurprisingly fantastic as Maisie's unlikable …

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