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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.

Director:

Aisling Walsh

Writer:

Sherry White
23 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Hawkins ... Maud Lewis
Ethan Hawke ... Everett Lewis
Kari Matchett ... Sandra
Gabrielle Rose ... Aunt Ida
Zachary Bennett ... Charles Dowley
Billy MacLellan ... Frank
Lawrence Barry ... Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper)
Greg Malone Greg Malone ... Mr. Hill
Marthe Bernard Marthe Bernard ... Kay
David Feehan ... Paul
Nik Sexton Nik Sexton ... Steven (CBC Reporter)
Judy Hancock Judy Hancock ... Ida's Nurse
Mike Daly Mike Daly ... Man at Bar
Brian Marler Brian Marler ... Doctor
Denise Sinnott 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Maudie, el color de la vida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Everett Lewis: Oh! When I was their age did the work o' ten men. Clean this yard, chop wood...
Mr. Hill: Yeah.
Everett Lewis: Built that fence.
Mr. Hill: Yes, but - You were here, around people. Everett? If someone applied for that job? Hire them!
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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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Wild Wild One
Written by Marc Ferrari & Pete Surdoval
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Maudie
21 October 2017 | by sammiewalketalkeSee all my reviews

At first i want to say that this is my first review and i'm pretty exited to talk about this amazing film.

What i liked most about this film is that it's just as beautifully filmed, acted and told as the paintings Maud painted.

I loved the cinematography in this film. If you're a fan of cinema I'll bet you'll like it.

The acting is also incredible. Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke are amazing in this film. the rest of the cast is really good as well.

This is easily one of the best drama's out there. So i suggest you watch it.

I want to tell you more but it's better to see for yourself.

Thanks for reading this (short) review


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