03 August 2014

What Maisie Knew, 2012 - ★★★★

At one point (it's a scene with a drawbridge) it becomes really apparent how the rest of the film is going to unfold. Yet, despite this obviousness, What Maisie Knew remains a surprisingly original tale about childhood and divorce. The biggest surprise is that this story hasn't been told before (although I'm sure it must have come up in the world of soap operas), twisting the usual expectations and caricatures to deliver something that is predictable but also refreshing, full of charm and wonderful heartfelt performances from all of the cast especially Onata Aprile as Maisie.

August 03, 2014 at 06:19PM

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