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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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Critic Reviews for Maudie

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (28)

Maud's life was constricted, but her gaze was expansive. And so is her movie.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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An oddly affecting love story about burying the hurt and trudging forward in the face of pain and finding your own version of happiness.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Maudie" is a work of art.

July 13, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An unsentimental but emotional film for anyone who suspects in their heart of hearts that suffering really is the only thing that makes anyone worth a damn.

July 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree's cinematography - the light has a lovely, soft stillness to it, like a painting - and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun.

July 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

While it's far from timeless drama, this wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Fantastic acting by Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke (wasn't John Hawkes available) in a story that proves love can be expressed in so many different forms. Beautifully shot capturing the isolation and simplicity of that place and time . Hawkins might be the female Daniel Day Lewis of our times. (7-22-17)

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