Sunday, September 22, 2013

What Maisie Knew (2012)

Director(s): Scott McGehee, David Siegel. Cast: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile. 99 min. Rated R. Drama.

A mom and dad (Moore and Coogan) are too involved with their professions to care about their little daughter (whose innocent looks can paralyze), and end up divorcing and marrying the local bartender and babysitter, respectively. Turns out, the new step-dad and step-mom are better parents for the little girl. Heart-wrenching film about marital relations, and how cruel parents use children to score points against one another. I was expecting a melodramatic twist at the end, which never came along, and a solution is never provided. Look at it as a well-composed portrayal of a bitter situation, and nothing more.

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