Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date:
April 14, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax
April 21, 2017 - Montréal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria
DVD/Blu-ray: October 10, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.68
based on 182 votes and 64 reviews
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Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


In Nova Scotia, Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from severe arthritis, is hired as a housekeeper by reclusive local fish peddler Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke).

Despite her crippled hands, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her overprotective family, but most of all, she wants to create art. An unlikely romance blossoms between herself and Everett, as she determinedly hones her skills despite her pain, and overcomes the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

She eventually rises to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists, whose paintings hang in The White House.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Newfoundland. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Bob Cooper, Mary Sexton, Mary Young Leckie, Susan Mullen
Screenplay: Sherry White

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  • 5 stars "Beautifully sad and inspiring film about love and the power of art. It is a movie that stays with you long after you leave the theatre."
  • 5 stars "Ethan Hawke deserves an Oscar for his performance in Maudie. A difficult role that he managed to make relatable. A very watchable movie, especially if you love the Maritimes."
  • 2 stars "I'm 27. Not my kind of movie - slow, shows abuse, characters are weird. Not an exciting movie and likely outside of the typical audience for this type of movie"