Maudie

Maudie

DVD - 2017
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Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: MAU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jlderdall Nov 18, 2017

Loved this movie! Makes me want to live in a small house and paint.

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beaches4evr
Nov 17, 2017

Lovely, sweet, tender movie about two loners who find each other. Acting is amazing. The setting in Nova Scotia is beautiful. The kind of movie there are not enough of!

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cottages
Nov 15, 2017

This is a gem and the acting is fantastic. I fell in love with Maude. It is rare to find a film like this and one that anyone can watch.

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MaryElizabeth17
Nov 02, 2017

I loved this film. The DVD case - and many reviews - claim that this is a love story or a romance. It is not and that evaluation says something about the state of relationships today. Everett was abusive. In one scene, he slaps Maud after she makes a shy, friendly comment to one of his friends. Maud is stunned and goes inside with her hand to her face, numb in the moment and sits down at the kitchen table. She picks up a small can of pale turquoise paint the color of tropical water and sticks her finger into the paint. Then she turns and begins to paint on the wall. This is the story. It is a story of survival. Somehow in the face of abuse and poverty, she created works of joy. What is well-depicted in the film is the pattern that they fall into. She says or requests something - like a screen door to keep the flies out -- and Everett goes into a tirade. There are times in the film where the things he says are reprehensible. But later in this specific example, he shows up with a screen door to install. This is not tenderness; it is a good example of what sociologists call the cycle of violence. First, there is the abuse, then there is the honeymoon phase. Like many people, Maud stayed. But if the director hadn't shown us the hideous moments, we would not fully understand Maud's resilient spirit. This is a film filled with subtext, it says so many things indirectly, and one is that Maud must have decided this was better than returning to her family. At one point, one family member tells her she is the only one of them who ended up happy. How did she do this? Experts studied the brain of Einstein and now they are studying the brain of the Las Vegas killer, but they should have studied the brain of Maud Lewis. She teaches us how to find flow and happiness despite the odds.

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singidunum_25
Nov 01, 2017

“This is a beautiful film, from the style to the narrative, creating what we love about going to the movies...it pulls you into the story, allowing you to truly care, connect, and love the characters, and in the end, have knowledge about a remarkable artist.”
“It's always different. The whole of life. The whole of life already framed. Right there.”

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2daddio
Oct 30, 2017

A very good film to watch and to inspire others to do so as well. While some of the material is fictionalized, there is enough to springboard into Maud's world and to become inspired to reflect on one's own life. There is an old saying, "to have more is to desire less"; Maud had more! On May 19, 2017 a Maud Lewis painting found in a thrift store in New Hamburg, Ontario, was sold for $45,000. Compare that to what the film tells us Maud received for her artwork.

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ms_mustard
Oct 28, 2017

one of the best English language movies I have seen in a very long time - and better still because it is a Canadian story. great cinematography of the Maritime setting.
Hawkins was utterly remarkable - portraying the physical challenges and the subtle emotions with such a depth of understanding.
Hawke played his role of brutish employer/husband as a lonely, isolated grown-up orphan who reluctantly opens his house and eventually his heart to the woman who answered his bulletin board ad for a housekeeper.
and then there is Maud's art - creativity through adversity
I never heard of Maud Lewis before this film so now I have some research to do. would love to see her painted house in the Nova Scotia museum.

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muffinpopcorn
Oct 28, 2017

Saw this at the Friday Movie night at the Library . Excellent movie . Never knew much about Maude Lewis but this was such a delightful telling of her hard life , yet she remained cheerful and spunky . Watch to the very end where the credits are as the DVD shows the real life Maude and Everett in their cabin and her paintings are dispersed amongst the credits .
Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke do a great job of portraying the characters .

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samjenks
Oct 27, 2017

Great movie based on a true story of how a woman with defects made a life for herself.

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badcatalog
Oct 15, 2017

I recommend this film to anyone who has found painting and any art or music form to soothe a busy or troubled mind. Many of us have a compulsion to paint and create. Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis is a fascinating piece of acting - you cannot take your eyes of her every move.

A harsh look at life when you are born "less than perfect" in the eyes of others but are truly capable of a life lived fully under your own sail.

Sally Hawkins' ability to twist her body to show the physical space Maud Lewis lived in is remarkable - a great actress in a great starring role.
Hope she got some P.T. after filming.

A ***** movie

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2daddio
Oct 30, 2017

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