CAST: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett DIRECTOR: Aisling Walsh CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 8/24
MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, 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. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
The first two Oscar-worthy performances of 2017 belong to Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
This is a painter whose canvas was her life, and whose life her canvas. Maudie is a magnificent celebration of both.Chris Knight, National Post
Sally Hawkins delivers an unforgettable performance as Nova Scotian folk artist Maude Lewis in this gently flowing biopic set in the 1930s.Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight