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Maudie (2016)

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An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

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... Maud Lewis
... Everett Lewis
... Sandra
... Aunt Ida
... Charles Dowley
... Frank
... Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper)
Greg Malone ... Mr. Hill
Marthe Bernard ... Kay
... Paul
Nik Sexton ... Steven (CBC Reporter)
Judy Hancock ... Ida's Nurse
Mike Daly ... Man at Bar
Brian Marler ... Doctor
Denise Sinnott ... Hospital Nurse
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Storyline

1930's rural Nova Scotia. Maud Dowley, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, smokes heavily to deal with the pain. Because of her unusual gait from the arthritis, she is often mistaken as a stupid, incapable woman, that perception which does make her feel stupid and incapable. That view is held by her surviving family, her brother Charlie and her Aunt Ida with who she lives. After an action by Charlie, Maud decides to seek some independence, she the only applicant for a posted job as housekeeper for brusque Everett Lewis, a poor fish seller. Despite not wanting to hire a cripple which only adds to their antagonism, Maud negotiates to get the job for room and board. Their antagonistic relationship ends up including Everett exacting beatings on Maud whenever she doesn't do what he wants. To keep herself happy, Maud begins to paint the interior of the house with happy pictures and paint similar pictures on small cards, these folk art pictures how she wants to see the world. Maud's ... Written by Huggo

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A Canada-Ireland Co-Production under the Agreement on Film and Video Relations between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ireland See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some thematic content and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Maudie, el color de la vida  »

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€4,993,020 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,085, 16 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,170,998, 16 November 2017
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During rehearsals, Sally Hawkins was painting three to four hours a day and had a dance teacher, a body movement person, who helped her study juvenile arthritis. She also had to practice her scenes without Ethan Hawke, who showed up on set a week before filming began, because of scheduling conflicts with The Magnificent Seven (2016). See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact when in the hospital near the film's end, the year is 1970, there are shots of a modern doorknob, folder holder on the wall, and automatic door sensor. See more »

Quotes

Maud Lewis: Are you gonna do that? We better get married.
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Crazy Credits

A brief clip in the end credits shows the real Maud Lewis with husband, Everett, from a 1976 black and white short, "Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows." See more »


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Something More Besides You
Written by Michael Timmins
Vocal by Margo Timmins (as Margot Timmins)
Courtesy of Cowboy Junkies
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Award-winning Actor, Actress, filming/location, EVERYTHING!
25 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Ethan Hawke, and Sally Hawkins, Some of your facial expressions speak volumes! Masterful acting!!!

Excellent location, photography and filming. So many amazing scenes.

Great writing; true-to-life love story.

Superb directing and rhythm. Sweet balance and flow.

Thank you, everyone involved, for a 'perfect' movie!

A movie like this makes up for a lot of other crap out there.


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