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Movie review: 'What Maisie Knew' gives a child's eye view of divorce

Movie review: 'What Maisie Knew' gives a child's eye view of divorce

It is night in an upscale Manhattan apartment. A child, tucked safely into bed, drifts toward sleep to the sounds of her parents tearing each other apart in the next room. Her eyes close, the fighting rumbles on, their words wielded with lethal precision at each other's most vulnerable spots. We are in Maisie's world and about to find out in uncomfortable detail just "What Maisie Knew." Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel have created a smart — and smarting — film based on the novel "What Maisie Knew," one of Henry James' lesser-known works. Without losing the 19th century author's sensibility, screenwriters Carroll Cartwright...

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