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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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Charles Dowley
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Aunt Ida
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Greg Malone ...
Mr. Hill
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Marthe Bernard ...
Kay
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Paul
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Judy Hancock ...
Ida's Nurse
Mike Daly ...
Man at Bar
Brian Marler ...
Doctor
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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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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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The fully restored house of Maud Lewis is on permanent display in Halifax at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The decorated house was saved from deterioration by a group of concerned local citizens, that went through a 25 year-long struggle to maintain the house. See more »

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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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Written by Lisa Hannigan
Performed by Lisa Hannigan
Courtesy of Lisa Hannigan Hoop Recordings Ltd. 2012
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Masterpiece
22 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

For me, this is the reason I go to the movies. Always in the expectation that when I walk out of the theater I simply will not be touching the ground. This does not happen frequently, but with "Maudie" the magic occurred. An amazing story eloquently told. Sally Hawkins is superb, touching and profoundly human. Ethan Hawke is at his best. There is a believable chemistry between these battered beings. When they do take flight, they soar over this crude grandiose landscape so beautifully captured on film.

It's early, but the award community have a sure bet in this unforgettable gem.


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