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: 4.77
based on 122 votes and 42 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 "I was completely engrossed in this wonderful movie of hardship, love and devotion, where the brightly coloured artwork lightened the soul and spirit amid such desperate times. I loved this movie and both actors deserve Oscars for their outstanding performance. I felt I was living in their tiny house with this remarkable couple. Outstanding....I will definitely watch it again."
  • 5 stars "Excellent movie, excellent acting. A must see, 5 stars!"
  • 5 stars "This isn't a Hollywood blockbuster. It won't entertain you with flash and dazzling special effects. It will however tell a love story that is at times very sad, but very real. This movie will make you feel and hopefully make you appreciate life as much as Maud Lewis did."