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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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Kay
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Mr. Davis (Shopkeeper)
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Mr. Hill
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Ida's Nurse
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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. What Maud may or may not be aware is that Everett saw the position ultimately resulting in marriage or at least sexual favors. 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... 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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€4,993,020 (estimated)

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$69,085 (USA) (16 June 2017)

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$6,094,543 (USA) (21 September 2017)
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Trivia

Ethan Hawke based his character's grunting on a lobster fisherman he once knew. 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 »

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Maud Lewis: Are you gonna do that? We better get married.
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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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22 July 2017 | by (Montréal, Québec) – 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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