Maudie

Genre:  Drama, Romance | Running Time:  115 min.
In theatres: April 14, 2017 - Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
: April 21, 2017 - Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Victoria, Winnipeg

Current rating: Rating: 4.53
based on 38 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

Synopsis

In Nova Scotia, Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from severe arthritis, is hired as a housekeeper by reclusive local fish peddler Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke).

Despite her crippled hands, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her overprotective family, but most of all, she wants to create art. An unlikely romance blossoms between herself and Everett, as she determinedly hones her skills despite her pain, and overcomes the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

She eventually rises to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists, whose paintings hang in The White House.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Newfoundland. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Bob Cooper, Mary Sexton, Mary Young Leckie, Susan Mullen
Screenplay: Sherry White

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  • 5 stars "This is a wonderfully crafted film with amazing acting performances. Expecting a predictable Hollywood love story? This is not that. It is raw and honest in its presentation and cinematography. There were times when the movie theatre audience was absolutely quiet...not a single sound. Maud's story is both troubling and inspiring."
  • 5 stars "The first half hour was slow but after that .... One of the BEST movies ever. What a beautiful story how Everett fell so in love with Maude's inner beauty. If you get past the first part of this movie, you will see how absolutely beautiful it is."
  • 4 stars "So well acted and very realistic. A quiet, sad drama with a bit of humour here and there. The movie stayed true to Nova Scotia culture, and the audience was visibly moved. So moved that this is the only time I remember an audience, in New Glasgow, clapping at the end of a movie."