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Maudie (2017)



Critic Consensus: Maudie's talented cast -- particularly Sally Hawkins in the title role -- breathe much-needed depth into a story that only skims the surface of a fascinating life and talent.

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MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.


Sally Hawkins
as Maud Lewis
Ethan Hawke
as Everett Lewis
Zachary Bennett
as Charles Dowley
Lawrence Barry
as Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper)
Greg Malone
as Mr. Hill
Nik Sexton
as Steven (CBC Reporter)
Judy Hancock
as Ida's Nurse
Mike Daly
as Man at Bar
Denise Sinnott
as Hospital Nurse
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This Irish-Canadian drama tells the true story of Maud Lewis (played beautifully by Sally Hawkins).

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Hawkins disappears into the performance, capturing Maud's physical limitations but also the light in her eyes, the sly humor in her observations about life -- and her gift for seeing the greatest beauty in the simplest things.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[Hawkins is] such a vivid presence, so alert to what can be mined from the space in between her lines, she lifts "Maudie" above the pedestrian.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Hawke is good at playing bad, but Hawkins is better, rendering, in "Maudie," a portrait of a woman that feels raw, real and revelatory.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

One way to get through the long, agonizing experience of "Maudie" is to convince yourself it's a comedy. The spectacle of the actors flailing in a vacuum makes this possible, but intermittently, so the relief comes only in bursts.

June 21, 2017 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Hawkins doesn't rise above the film's conception, but she makes it work.

June 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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