September 8, 2013

Careless people


 
What Maisie Knew (David Siegel, Scott McGehee, 2012). “They retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness.” This is at least the third film this year that could have been retitled Careless People, but perhaps the only one of the three to apply the title as an unambiguous moral judgment. Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as the monstrous parents, Alexander Skarsgard and Joanna Vanderham as the fantasy substitutes.