What Maisie Knew
Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Running time: 99 mins Released: 23rd August 2013
About What Maisie Knew
A re-imagining of Henry James' classic novel relocated to contemporary New York. Susanna (Julianne Moore) is a needy, fading rock star in the process of a bitter separation from her irresponsible businessman boyfriend Beale (Steve Coogan), whose career is also suffering. Neither realise the effect their behaviour is having on their self-possessed but wary six-year-old daughter Maisie (Onata Aprile). As her parents argue and bargain, Maisie is mostly looked after by her sweet young nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham). Beale has also noticed Margo's warmth and makes the situation worse when he marries her, while Susanna takes up with laidback barman Lincoln (Alexander Skarsgard). Maisie gravitates towards these two more stable guardians who are nonetheless powerless to fully protect her from her parents’ selfish behaviour.