Maudie

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

Current rating: Rating: 4.67
based on 158 votes and 55 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 great movie. Terrific acting and a very moving story. It is not a movie for kids however."
  • 4 stars "Slow but wonderful. Great acting but sad story."
  • 5 stars "marvelous movie....wonderful acting. Superb in every way."