Maudie
Rating: Year:2016
Cast:Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett Length:1h 55m
Director:Aisling Walsh Country:Canada, Ireland
Writers:Sherry White Genre:Biography, Drama, Romance
Synopsis: Based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art.
Rating:
Cast:Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett
Director:Aisling Walsh
Writers:Sherry White
Year:2016
Length:1h 55m
Country:Canada, Ireland
Genre:Biography, Drama, Romance
Synopsis: Based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art.

This is a wonderful story based on the life of Maud Lewis, a folk artist from Nova Scotia. The story is simple, yet touching, short yet with depth. Though there are moments of sadness, overall the film is uplifting.

Although the movie is titled Maudie at no point in the movie is the character Maud referred to as Maudie so we're not quite sure why the movie uses this as the title.

Sally Hawkins as Maud is absolutely wonderful. Her portrayal is one of the best and most memorable we have ever seen. Her face and her body so clearly express both the suffering and the joy that was Maud Lewis. Unfortunately Ethan Hawke as her husband Everett leaves much to be desired. The portrayal is uneven and inconsistent, being inarticulate, almost pre-language, in some scenes while quite verbose and philosophical in others. It was not bad, and did not seriously harm the movie, but could have been so much better.

Regardless, this movie should be watched just to see Sally Hawkins masterful portrayal.