Maudie Reviews

  • 6d ago

    Beautiful movie and both leading actors do a fantastic job

    Beautiful movie and both leading actors do a fantastic job

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Maudie y Everette son el complemento perfecto, tierna historia, Sally lo hace entrañable. Lindas postales.

    Maudie y Everette son el complemento perfecto, tierna historia, Sally lo hace entrañable. Lindas postales.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Perfect casting in this film. Ethan & Sally morphed into these characters to make an intelligent love story. Nothing sweet & sappy here , just a peek into the window of a truly interesting couple .

    Perfect casting in this film. Ethan & Sally morphed into these characters to make an intelligent love story. Nothing sweet & sappy here , just a peek into the window of a truly interesting couple .

  • Jan 15, 2019

    O roteiro baseado nessa inacreditável história real, não perde oportunidades enviar falsas provas para a protagonista, Maudie, de que ela não é capaz de gerar coisas perfeitas, sua saúde, sua vida, seus relacionamentos, sua filha e também sua arte. A grande catarse vem ao enxergarmos, que ao superar todos os obstáculos, sacrificando seu conforto, estabilidade e também sua postura e saúde, ela supera com grandiosidade qualquer expectativa, deixando para trás sua vida e arte, que juntas, são capazes de tornar o mundo um lugar melhor.

    O roteiro baseado nessa inacreditável história real, não perde oportunidades enviar falsas provas para a protagonista, Maudie, de que ela não é capaz de gerar coisas perfeitas, sua saúde, sua vida, seus relacionamentos, sua filha e também sua arte. A grande catarse vem ao enxergarmos, que ao superar todos os obstáculos, sacrificando seu conforto, estabilidade e também sua postura e saúde, ela supera com grandiosidade qualquer expectativa, deixando para trás sua vida e arte, que juntas, são capazes de tornar o mundo um lugar melhor.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    Saw the movie yesterday on boxxy software. Wonderful film. Both Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawk gave fabulous performances.

    Saw the movie yesterday on boxxy software. Wonderful film. Both Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawk gave fabulous performances.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    SALLY HAWKINS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTRESSES, AND SHE TRULY SHINES IN THIS ROLE, AS SHE USUALLY DOES IN STRANGE LITTLE QUIRKY ROLES, AND ETHAN HAWK'S ROLE HERE IS EQUALLY WELL-DELIVERED AND QUIRKY, SO THEY MAKE QUITE A PAIR. THIS IS A GEM OF A MOVIE YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!

    SALLY HAWKINS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTRESSES, AND SHE TRULY SHINES IN THIS ROLE, AS SHE USUALLY DOES IN STRANGE LITTLE QUIRKY ROLES, AND ETHAN HAWK'S ROLE HERE IS EQUALLY WELL-DELIVERED AND QUIRKY, SO THEY MAKE QUITE A PAIR. THIS IS A GEM OF A MOVIE YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!

  • Sep 28, 2018

    a newfie must see, albeit a tear jerker

    a newfie must see, albeit a tear jerker

  • Sep 17, 2018

    a misconceived act.. Maudie Maudie is a character driven biographical drama about an arthritic artist who pursues her passion for painting. The narration isn't articulative at all, it is of dependent nature, and the actual journey in here is to seek what was it supposed to depend upon. The writing is blunt with bits and pieces scattered and inexpressive notions that raises question and nothing else. It respects the concept and the substance that it has to offer, but material is prior to mannerism. Without any concrete trajectory for the viewers to follow, the structure of such episodes ought to collapse before it even builds itself up. White's dull script is manipulative that expects the audience to connect with its poignancy and not merit. It falls flatly on face in technical aspects like daft background score, amateur cinematography, distracted camera work and poor editing. The banal ideology is profoundly loud which shucks away the somewhat invested heart in it. It aches you to encounter such an amazing performance to go waste by on such dull script. Hawkins is thoroughly convincing if not in her A game whilst Hawke seems distracted on his undercooked character. Walsh gets few of the sequences correctly but she still needs better polishing on her execution skills as it fails to bind the whole drama into any whatsoever emotion. The innocence that the concept fuels itself on and worthy performance by the cast are the only high points of this pretentious feature. The last act of the feature is a benign effort from the makers to manipulate the emotions out of the viewers. The euphoric energy that a passionate project usually consists wears out quickly before it can amp up the viewers. Maudie is a misconceived act whose misconception on the craft that goes behind a cinema backfires vigorously.

    a misconceived act.. Maudie Maudie is a character driven biographical drama about an arthritic artist who pursues her passion for painting. The narration isn't articulative at all, it is of dependent nature, and the actual journey in here is to seek what was it supposed to depend upon. The writing is blunt with bits and pieces scattered and inexpressive notions that raises question and nothing else. It respects the concept and the substance that it has to offer, but material is prior to mannerism. Without any concrete trajectory for the viewers to follow, the structure of such episodes ought to collapse before it even builds itself up. White's dull script is manipulative that expects the audience to connect with its poignancy and not merit. It falls flatly on face in technical aspects like daft background score, amateur cinematography, distracted camera work and poor editing. The banal ideology is profoundly loud which shucks away the somewhat invested heart in it. It aches you to encounter such an amazing performance to go waste by on such dull script. Hawkins is thoroughly convincing if not in her A game whilst Hawke seems distracted on his undercooked character. Walsh gets few of the sequences correctly but she still needs better polishing on her execution skills as it fails to bind the whole drama into any whatsoever emotion. The innocence that the concept fuels itself on and worthy performance by the cast are the only high points of this pretentious feature. The last act of the feature is a benign effort from the makers to manipulate the emotions out of the viewers. The euphoric energy that a passionate project usually consists wears out quickly before it can amp up the viewers. Maudie is a misconceived act whose misconception on the craft that goes behind a cinema backfires vigorously.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    Maud Lewis is a famous Canadian folk artist portrayed perfectly by Sally Hawkins, and backed up by the performance of Ethan Hawke's life (both should have received Oscar nominations). The film is stark, and at times depressing and shocking. Maud struggles with her deformities and her verbally and physically abusive husband, making the film at times difficult to watch. To see Ethan play this backward, brutish, anger-filled man is truly amazing, only outdone by the incredible work of Sally Hawkins to bring the small crippled artist to life. The landscape of Eastern Canada is beautiful yet haunting and barren. The triumph of this strange couple, 'two odd socks' as they call themselves, it both joyous and yet heart-breaking.

    Maud Lewis is a famous Canadian folk artist portrayed perfectly by Sally Hawkins, and backed up by the performance of Ethan Hawke's life (both should have received Oscar nominations). The film is stark, and at times depressing and shocking. Maud struggles with her deformities and her verbally and physically abusive husband, making the film at times difficult to watch. To see Ethan play this backward, brutish, anger-filled man is truly amazing, only outdone by the incredible work of Sally Hawkins to bring the small crippled artist to life. The landscape of Eastern Canada is beautiful yet haunting and barren. The triumph of this strange couple, 'two odd socks' as they call themselves, it both joyous and yet heart-breaking.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    - Maudie is the playful stroke on a delightful painting - Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh, feels much like the early springtime sun coming and going on my back as I write this review. Based on a true story, Maudie follows the life of one of Canada's greatest folk artists, Maud Lewis, who grew up in Marshalltown, a small fishing village in Nova Scotia in the 1920s. Sally Hawkins plays Maud and her deep love and care made my soul flutter during the entire film. I don't want to hype it up too much for you, but I can't help it. It is no wonder that it has won 9 awards including People's Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2016. Maudie was filmed in Ireland and Nova Scotia in amongst landscape that is beautifully wild and melancholic. When Maud's parents die and her older brother inherits and sells their family home, Maud seeks out a job to start an independent life. Maud meets Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), an illiterate fisherman who is far from charming but is looking for a housekeeper. In her spare time, Maud begins painting and it's these charming paintings that soon attract interest from the townspeople of her village. Everett's character is painted as a man who has not known love. Now you may be thinking, not another film where the woman saves the disgruntled man's soul from drowning in his own misery, but it is during their unique and unassuming (and somewhat untraditional) kinship that Maud further develops her painter's eye. As a painter myself, I love how Walsh depicts the simple, joyful pleasure of Maud's creative life and worldview. Maud's love of paint and color, animals, nature and small-town scenes is captured through the slow gentle build-up of the storyline. The beautifully simple cinematography emphasizes the mundane beauty of the everyday, that inspired Maud so much to paint only from memory. Maud didn't feel the need to put labels on what she did or why; she just painted because that's who she was. She captured her mind's beauty obsessively until the day she died. Sally Hawkins really emphasized the strength, wit, and wholeheartedness of Maud's character. Maud's juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, (JRA) which developed early in life was portrayed as a facet of her overall identity, while also still demonstrating the realities and toll that this form of arthritis had on her body. I do question the ethics of an able-bodied person being cast a role that could be portrayed more authentically. However, seeing the diversity of human function portrayed on the big screen is something to celebrate, as unfortunate as that is. Although I can't relate to Maud's experience or anyone who has JRA, as a queer person who wears hearing aids, I can relate to the notion of being lumped into a box and being assumed to be the same as other people with a similar sexuality/gender or disability. It is essential that I mention that Maud's juvenile arthritis didn't overpower the abilities, strength, wit, and charm of her character. This is unfortunately rare when portraying characters that sit outside what society considers to be, "the normal" human function. After watching Maudie, you could read the full-length biography Maud Lewis - The Heart on the Door, by Lance Woolaver, published in 2016 which I endeavor to do. It will no doubt give an inevitably different visual to the life behind Maud's soul-nourishing works of art. ---------- This review was first published on Narrative Muse, http://narrativemuse.co/movies/maudie. Narrative Muse curates the best books and movies by and about women and non-binary folk on our website http://narrativemuse.co and our social media channels.

    - Maudie is the playful stroke on a delightful painting - Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh, feels much like the early springtime sun coming and going on my back as I write this review. Based on a true story, Maudie follows the life of one of Canada's greatest folk artists, Maud Lewis, who grew up in Marshalltown, a small fishing village in Nova Scotia in the 1920s. Sally Hawkins plays Maud and her deep love and care made my soul flutter during the entire film. I don't want to hype it up too much for you, but I can't help it. It is no wonder that it has won 9 awards including People's Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2016. Maudie was filmed in Ireland and Nova Scotia in amongst landscape that is beautifully wild and melancholic. When Maud's parents die and her older brother inherits and sells their family home, Maud seeks out a job to start an independent life. Maud meets Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), an illiterate fisherman who is far from charming but is looking for a housekeeper. In her spare time, Maud begins painting and it's these charming paintings that soon attract interest from the townspeople of her village. Everett's character is painted as a man who has not known love. Now you may be thinking, not another film where the woman saves the disgruntled man's soul from drowning in his own misery, but it is during their unique and unassuming (and somewhat untraditional) kinship that Maud further develops her painter's eye. As a painter myself, I love how Walsh depicts the simple, joyful pleasure of Maud's creative life and worldview. Maud's love of paint and color, animals, nature and small-town scenes is captured through the slow gentle build-up of the storyline. The beautifully simple cinematography emphasizes the mundane beauty of the everyday, that inspired Maud so much to paint only from memory. Maud didn't feel the need to put labels on what she did or why; she just painted because that's who she was. She captured her mind's beauty obsessively until the day she died. Sally Hawkins really emphasized the strength, wit, and wholeheartedness of Maud's character. Maud's juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, (JRA) which developed early in life was portrayed as a facet of her overall identity, while also still demonstrating the realities and toll that this form of arthritis had on her body. I do question the ethics of an able-bodied person being cast a role that could be portrayed more authentically. However, seeing the diversity of human function portrayed on the big screen is something to celebrate, as unfortunate as that is. Although I can't relate to Maud's experience or anyone who has JRA, as a queer person who wears hearing aids, I can relate to the notion of being lumped into a box and being assumed to be the same as other people with a similar sexuality/gender or disability. It is essential that I mention that Maud's juvenile arthritis didn't overpower the abilities, strength, wit, and charm of her character. This is unfortunately rare when portraying characters that sit outside what society considers to be, "the normal" human function. After watching Maudie, you could read the full-length biography Maud Lewis - The Heart on the Door, by Lance Woolaver, published in 2016 which I endeavor to do. It will no doubt give an inevitably different visual to the life behind Maud's soul-nourishing works of art. ---------- This review was first published on Narrative Muse, http://narrativemuse.co/movies/maudie. Narrative Muse curates the best books and movies by and about women and non-binary folk on our website http://narrativemuse.co and our social media channels.