Maudie

Maudie

Maudie

Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this true story of gifted, arthritic Canadian folk painter Maud Lewis and her unlikely romance with the reclusive Everett Lewis.

"Bad-natured loner Everett (Hawke) places an ad for a housekeeper and doesn't know what to make of the applicant. Maudie (Hawkins) is hunched over with hands gnarled by arthritis, but she's eager to take the unappealing job. Gruff and boorish, Everett treats Maudie poorly, but she patiently chips away at his tough exterior. Her arthritis makes painting difficult but it's liberating for Maudie; soon, she's painted every corner of their house, and her paintings develop a loyal following that leads to her eventual fame." (Sydney Film Festival)

2017Rating: PG, Mild themes and sexual references116 minsIreland, Canada
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

What interests Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White isn’t Lewis’ disability, but the other obstacles that stood between her and the unlikely success she found as a painter.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Hawkins shines in a touching biopic that will make you laugh, cry and Google its subject afterwards.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As unassuming and gentle as its subject, Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity and an outstanding Sally Hawkins, who can always be relied on for an emotionally sturdy, big-hearted performance.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Sticks by its less-is-more ethos to the end, but Hawkins and Ethan Hawke turn a tragic tale into an absorbing one.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What started as cinematic torture transformed ultimately into a charming story of unanticipated celebrity and success. On film, as in life, Maudie eventually shone through.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A romantic drama with a scruffy integrity, "Maudie" is, for better and for worse, an actorly exercise in presenting an audience with two willfully peculiar characters and then trying to find a way to make us fall in love with them.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Blessed by a distinctly human and subtle turn from its leading lady, and if there's any justice come awards season will be rightly recognised so.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Too sentimental to be great, but the sumptuous camerawork of Guy Godfree and Hawkins’s remarkable turn lift it well above the run-of-the-mill.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A claustrophobic two-hander most of the way that will appeal almost exclusively to older art house patrons, but it has a shot at carving a profile for itself on the basis of Hawkins' captivating performance.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Equal parts engrossingly tragic and joyful.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The only fireworks here are of the indoor kind, but this sensitive, beautifully acted film lingers long after the final frame. And the Newfoundland locations are breathtaking.

4.0
0

Wonderful performances in this film make for a touching and moving night's entertainment

5.0
0

At first glance the film Maudie (2017) appears to be little more than a story about famous Canadian painter Maudie Lewis, an arthritic woman who painted childlike images in early 1900s Nova Scotia. But this description is far too simple. The slow visual and emotional delights of this film are the kind that catch you unawares while you are waiting for the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What interests Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White isn’t Lewis’ disability, but the other obstacles that stood between her and the unlikely success she found as a painter.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Hawkins shines in a touching biopic that will make you laugh, cry and Google its subject afterwards.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As unassuming and gentle as its subject, Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity and an outstanding Sally Hawkins, who can always be relied on for an emotionally sturdy, big-hearted performance.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Sticks by its less-is-more ethos to the end, but Hawkins and Ethan Hawke turn a tragic tale into an absorbing one.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What started as cinematic torture transformed ultimately into a charming story of unanticipated celebrity and success. On film, as in life, Maudie eventually shone through.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A romantic drama with a scruffy integrity, "Maudie" is, for better and for worse, an actorly exercise in presenting an audience with two willfully peculiar characters and then trying to find a way to make us fall in love with them.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Blessed by a distinctly human and subtle turn from its leading lady, and if there's any justice come awards season will be rightly recognised so.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Too sentimental to be great, but the sumptuous camerawork of Guy Godfree and Hawkins’s remarkable turn lift it well above the run-of-the-mill.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A claustrophobic two-hander most of the way that will appeal almost exclusively to older art house patrons, but it has a shot at carving a profile for itself on the basis of Hawkins' captivating performance.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Equal parts engrossingly tragic and joyful.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The only fireworks here are of the indoor kind, but this sensitive, beautifully acted film lingers long after the final frame. And the Newfoundland locations are breathtaking.

4.0
0

Wonderful performances in this film make for a touching and moving night's entertainment

5.0
0

At first glance the film Maudie (2017) appears to be little more than a story about famous Canadian painter Maudie Lewis, an arthritic woman who painted childlike images in early 1900s Nova Scotia. But this description is far too simple. The slow visual and emotional delights of this film are the kind that catch you unawares while you are waiting for the...

4.0
0