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: 4.74
based on 110 votes and 37 reviews
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Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


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 "Awesome, wonderful, overwhelming ! Very touching and evoking reality of those times. These 2 actors deserve awards."
  • 5 stars "Wonderful movie! I will definitely go to see it again. The acting was superb, the absolute best from Sally and Ethan, who invited you into the world of Maude and Everett so flawlessly. Oscar winning movie for sure!"
  • 5 stars "Wow! Brilliant! Oscar worthy on so many levels! Sally and Ethan held me in their 'relationship' dialogue from the very beginning when their first words were exchanged. A movie to see again and again simply for the experience :)"