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What Maisie Knew
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Imagine that you’re a five year-old-child living in New York.
Your mother is an ageing rockstar (think Joan Jett) and your father is an English businessman—who are breaking up. And no, they were never married.
So mom kicks out dad, who marries the nanny. Mom needs to go on tour but marries the bartender who works only at night, leaving him to take care of your during the day.
What is life like for this kid?
My friend Yodel urged me to watch this movie, which I did last night, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

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I don’t wonder any more why God didn’t give me a daughter. I know why and I’m grateful to have been blessed with three boys.
But this movie really breaks my heart. The whole time I kept thinking, if you don’t want your child, please give her to me!!
Onata April plays Maisie, the little girl caught between a custody battle. You will fall in love with her face, her innocence, and fashion style.

What Maisie Knew

Julianne Moore plays the rockstar mom who lives in great Manhattan apartment and has no direction in life

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Steve Coogan (left) plays the dad who marries the nanny (Joanna Vanderham) and makes a decision that will change lives drastically

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And who is Alexander Skarsgård? I need to watch more of him.
He plays the bartender-turned-stepdad who acts more like a parent than Maisie’s real parents. You will fall in love with him!

What Maisie Knew
What Maisie Knew

Especially when he transforms into a classy bartender 🙂

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Here’s the trailer

The movie was released in May 2013 and is available on iTunes and YouTube.

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