What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

DVD - 2013
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"In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, [2013]
Branch Call Number: FIC What
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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ndnic838aolcom
Sep 14, 2017

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

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duanetucker
Aug 05, 2017

Brilliant and moving!

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empbee
May 05, 2016

Excellent child acting.

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PearlyKayAm1
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.

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ralphiespencer15
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.

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Janice21383
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!

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rslade
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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ralwal
May 30, 2014

Couldn't stand watching those horrible parents behaving outrageously and using foul language in front of their daughter. I don't care if it was brilliantly acted, it was so darned depressing, we decided not to watch it.

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