I was very on-guard, but surprisingly it did not leave me annoyed or pissed off, at least about the cancer of wokeness.
What Maisie Knew (2012)
A very adorable and seemingly frail girl who pulled at my heart strings and elicited a few honest tears (hard to achieve of me these days). Played by 7-year-old Onata Aprile (1/4 Japanese). Storyline is a young girl pulled by divorcing wealthy jerkoff parents. Their young trophy replacement mates wind up babysitting her, trading her off to one another, falling in love with her, and then bonding with one another over her.
Her lines are not so many, but her expressions and her presence were heavy, to me at least.
No, the white male dad is not the worst parent (pre-2015 US film). The mother turns out to be the worst villain. Quite refreshing.
Also, the mother's boy toy (Alexander Skarsgård) began as annoying to me, but quickly bonded with her and became my hero of the movie. Funny, because he is now suddenly a name in Hollywood. I only remembered that after the fact. No, he was not portrayed as a girl lover in the film, but it was incredibly easy to see how much he came to adore this girl he didn't know, and righteously fill in for the father role that her REAL dad was absent from and clearly failing at, while she rightly decides to cling to him.
(I'm sure NONE of us girl lovers have ever had THAT experience.)
A bittersweet film. Filled me with equal amounts of happy and sad, but it spoke to my girl loving heart.
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