“What Maisie Knew” is a 2012 American drama film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. The movie is based on the 1897 novel of the same name by Henry James.
The film tells the story of a young girl named Maisie (played by Onata Aprile) whose parents, Susanna (played by Julianne Moore) and Beale (played by Steve Coogan), are in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle. Maisie becomes a pawn in their battle as they both try to use her to hurt the other, leading her to form a close bond with her stepmother, Margo (played by Joanna Vanderham), and her stepfather, Lincoln (played by Alexander Skarsgård).
The movie received positive reviews, with particular praise given to the performances of the cast, especially Onata Aprile as Maisie. The film was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Julianne Moore.
Duration: 99 min.