Film review: What Maisie Knew - Julianne Moore and Steven Coogan in a modern re-telling of Henry James's novel


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A sensitive and keenly observed modern-day re-telling of Henry James's 1897 novel, in which a six-year-old girl (beautifully and very naturally played by young Onata Aprile) witnesses the violent collapse of her parents' marriage from the inside out, and is abandoned to the care of two hastily convened young step-parents.

Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan play the girl's compulsively awful rock-star mother and art-dealer father.