Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 10


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Ethan Hawke as Hank
Gabrielle Rose as Betty
Kari Matchett as Linda Bucyk
Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady
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Reviewed by cyphaz 10 / 10 / 10

Deeply enchanting tale of the human condition

This is one of those rare movies which depicts the painfulness that so many of us go through in life but that with appreciation and gratitude we can creatively manifest a reality that beautifies all around us. Sally Hawkins is truly phenomenal in her role as Maud Lewis as the inner beauty of the protagonist really shines through in her performance. A movie such as this really wakes us up to appreciate the humanity of being content with the simple things in life and being able to truly see the beauty of everyday life.

Reviewed by proud_luddite 10 / 10 / 10

Truly charming with a great lead performance

Based on a true story: In small-town Nova Scotia, Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins) is a shy young woman handicapped by rheumatoid arthritis and misunderstood by her family. She becomes a live-in housekeeper to Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), a grouchy fish peddler who lives in a small house outside of town. During her housekeeping, she discovers her enjoyment - and talent - of painting. While the characters of this film often face difficult times, director Aisling Walsh does a fine job in emphasizing the serenity of rural eastern Canada. (While the film takes place in Nova Scotia, it was filmed in Newfoundland.) The very unusual domestic arrangement would mean little today but in small-town Canada in the 1930s, it was scandalous. The silent and tense atmosphere of the film conveys this well. Hawke does a fine job in portraying his conflicted character whose anger sometimes erupts in the form of abuse but who still shows a good and caring side. His character, like others, are not given sufficient background to show how they tick. But there is more than even enough development in the portrayal of the title character - mainly because of the superb work by Hawkins. Within her physical and social limitations, Hawkins finds the perfect mix. While she is often vulnerable, she can still mutter a few words now and then that show she has a clear sense of self-worth. Her greatest scenes are in the last half when she learns more about her past and also when she gradually becomes frail with age. Hawkins' performance is the highlight of this fine film.

Reviewed by lmbelt-50143 10 / 10 / 10

Amazing performances in one of the great underrated films.

Few films have moved me this much. Few have inspired me to write a review. Sally Hawkins is simply amazing. She should, but will not, win the Academy Award for Best Actress (The Shape of water). That said, her performance her eis even greater! Think Brando in "On the Waterfront," Streep in "Sophie's Choice," Olivier in "Othello," Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas." Sally's performance puts her in that select company. Then there is Ethan Hawke. What a remarkable performance in a low key, unglamorous role. Possibly his best ever. Understated yet remarkable. Few movies move me like "Maudie" did. "Random Harvest," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "A Very Long Engagement," "Field of Dreams" and now this jewel. Do not let it slip past you.

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