What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

DVD - 2013
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Tells the story of Maisie, a captivating little girl struggling for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through her eyes, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.
Publisher: [United States] : Millennium Entertainment, [2013]
ISBN: 9781616661984
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,Region 1


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What Maisie Knew is a modern retelling, taking many liberties, of the Henry James novel. A piercing drama about a girl's precarious position in her well-to-do, self-absorbed parents' lives as they fight a custody battle makes for some suspenseful but rewarding viewing. Treated more like a prize t... Read More »

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Jan 05, 2018

Sad movie,arrogant parents not even married fighting over a child they did not even deserve to have.The little girl was really a good actress.Glad the kid didn't end up in the judicial system.To slow and depressing.Left you hanging without a real ending.

Sep 14, 2017

This movie was ok. I didn't like the ending. The child was the better actress.

Aug 05, 2017

Brilliant and moving!

May 05, 2016

Excellent child acting.

Oct 11, 2015

Realistic movie about what children go through when self-absorbed parents fight over custody. Slow moving & low energy. I don't know if step-parents behaving better than biological parents is realistic.

Jul 04, 2015

very sweet family movie! a movie about awesome stepparents that step up to the plate.

Chatos Mar 18, 2015

I enjoyed the movie...the little girl was so cute. It made me wish that the "step parents" were her real parents instead of the "screwed" up parents she had...I felt so sorry for the little girl. I didn't like the ending, though.

Mar 05, 2015

Henry James lite. Though in fairness to the producers, some audience members can't handle even this much reality, if it involves children. The film can't be faulted for its acting, or for its update of a fight for, or a fight to be rid of one little girl. However, a film can't reveal Maisie's thoughts, and she is reduced to reacting, rather than, as in the book, acting for herself. In addition, the directors have a thing about "not losing the audience", which, in their minds, means the characters "not going beyond the bounds of forgivability." In other words, the characters are softened, and SPOILERS Maisie gets a relatively conventional happy ending. This is just believable, as Maisie's story ends at age six, rather than as a young teenager. Good luck with your pretty young family, Maisie. You'll forget your parents. They were hurting, too. And look, you have a turtle!

Jul 10, 2014

Good acting, but it somehow fails to grab you.

dilyspr Jun 02, 2014

Marriage and its troubles through the eyes of a child....a truly moving film!

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