What Maisie Knew is probably the best movie I will see all year.
When I saw the trailer for this movie I thought I knew what it was about and pegged it as some mashup of Kramer vs Kramer, The Squid and The Whale and/or possibly Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe. But Maisie’s face was such a note of sweetness in the mix I was compelled to see it despite my misgivings.
Although her mother and father do break up, it is not the real subject matter here. What Maisie Knew is about life adjusting itself around a child for the benefit of all concerned. And in doing so this movie really takes off. It soars above the messiness of life and takes us with it.
It is available on BluRay today.