Maudie is a biographical romantic drama film written, directed and produced by some stellar women including the very talented Irish director Aisling Walsh. The film is about the life of artist Maud Lewis, who painted in Nova Scotia starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
Maud, a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family so when she sees an ad for a housekeeper she decides to answer it. Everett Lewis is a 40 year old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. Tall, skinny and shabby, abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man. When Maud answers the ad, its clear Everett has gotten more than he bargained for. She talks too much, has too many opinions, is a terrible housekeeper and she spends most of her time painting doodles on cardboard and the walls of his house. But, over time, Everett starts to need Maud and their bond grows. Maudie’s determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist, bringing them closer together in ways they never imagined.
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