I am not a master of decision, and I waste a lot of (valuable) Netflix viewing time just looking for something to watch. I noticed Netflix kept recommending this film, What Maisie Knew, to me. The description is as follows:
“A perceptive 6-year-old girl becomes a bargaining tool when she gets caught in the midst of a toxic custody fight between her self-seeking parents.”
A child’s perspective of her parents divorce? No thanks. Initially I thought this movie looked sad and boring. Netflix persisted in its recommendation and I persisted in my stubborn belief that I don’t need to listen to some recommendation algorithm when I can sift through thousands of movies on my own. Eventually I grew weary and took the rec.
The film shows the challenges of people who are peripherally attached and affected by a messy divorce. Inevitably, it is sad, but it’s not boring. Rather, it’s complex and kind of touching. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, consider giving What Maisie Knew a try.