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: Spanish, English, Mandarin, Thai, Portuguese subtitled version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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AnnieTodd
Nov 22, 2017

Very good human interest story.

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MovieLover_47
Nov 21, 2017

They should just give Sally Hawkins the Best Actress award now. Her performance is phenomenal. Ethan Hawke counters her performance with equal skill. This film has it all; depth, interesting story well written, excellent photography, a sound track that perfectly matches the film and a great charm.

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cdeclercq
Nov 21, 2017

Sally Hawkins is simply an outstanding actress!

d2013 Nov 19, 2017

Sally Hawkins is outstanding as "Maud Lewis". Excellent movie!

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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2daddio
Oct 30, 2017

2daddio thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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