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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Aisling Walsh

Writer:

Sherry White
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Complete credited cast:
Sally Hawkins ... Maud Lewis
Zachary Bennett ... Charles Dowley
Gabrielle Rose ... Aunt Ida
Lawrence Barry ... Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper)
Ethan Hawke ... Everett Lewis
Greg Malone Greg Malone ... Mr. Hill
Billy MacLellan ... Frank
Kari Matchett ... Sandra
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 whom she lives. After an action by Charlie, Maud decides to seek some independence and is 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 are how she wants to see the world. ... Written by Huggo

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Without love, there is no purpose. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Maud Lewis also is the subject of the book "The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis" and the stage play "A Happy Heart: The Maud Lewis Story". See more »

Goofs

The paint "tins" that Maudie is using look like modern aluminum pull-tab type containers not old sardine tin cans. See more »

Quotes

Everett Lewis: I'm lookin' for a woman...
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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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Winding Back the Years
Written by Anders Lewén (as Anders Johan Greger Lewen)
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Masterpiece
22 July 2017 | by caroseraieSee 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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Country:

Canada | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (Ireland) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,993,020 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,920, 16 April 2017

Gross USA:

$6,170,998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,733,932
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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