A stellar, warmly persuasive starring turn by Sally Hawkins as crippled, self-taught painter Maud Lewis is the raison d'etre of Maudie.
-Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
Sally Hawkins in her best role yet.
-Roger Ebert
The true story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, boasts a powerful, Oscar-worthy performance by Sally Hawkins.
-The Wrap
This year`s first Oscar-worthy performance from Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. One of the year`s best films
-Scene Creek
Maud's story epitomizes triumph over adversity
-Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


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.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, April 14, 2017
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama, Biography, Romance
Running Time: 116 min.
Year: 2016
Status: Completed


Sally Hawkins
Ethan Hawke
Zachary Bennett
Aisling Walsh



Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Maudie. After their wedding, Maud is pure happiness and Everett is his usual stoic self. Photo credit: DUNCAN DEYOUNG.
Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis. Photo by Duncan Deyoung, Courtesy of Mongrel Media.