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: [Toronto] :, Mongrel Media,, [2017]
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm
Branch Call Number: DVD Maud

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choodie1sox
Feb 24, 2019

I love her art and have ordered a calendar with a picture on every month. I will keep the copies of her artwork.

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mommillerof3
Feb 06, 2019

Very different movie. I not only loved it I shared it with my 13 year old daughter the next day. A very empowering movie showing us women can accomplish anything we set our mind to.

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MetroMermaid
Jan 06, 2019

At the same time I rented "My Left Foot" about a disabled male artist, I picked up this too, about a disabled woman artist. I am sorry to say I never even knew this woman existed -- though apparently many notables did -- but I do now, and I feel enriched and empowered. A movie about a woman who made it against all odds. I liked her and this movie.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 21, 2018

This is a beautiful and moving film, but often painful to watch. Sally Hawkins is outstanding as Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. Her life is one of pain and mistreatment, but she is able to find joy and happiness in her passion for painting. She is often treated with cruelty by those around her, and she also suffers from severe arthritis that causes her terrible physical pain. The movie is at times joyful and occasionally funny, but parts of it are also very dark and disturbing. Sally Hawkins was truly magnificent and Ethan Hawke was completely convincing as her brutish husband. This film is a testament to the power of resiliency and hope in the face of adversity. Highly recommended.

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GreenlakeGal
Nov 29, 2018

Completely engrossing. Sally Hawkins' performance is magical. It's hard to watch the scenes when her character is treated abusively but she handles it knowingly and with a greater focus. Highly recommended.

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kuhwass
Oct 21, 2018

Really well done . Moving and intelligent.

LPL_TraciB Oct 06, 2018

As an artist, I'm drawn to movies about artists. This was interesting, although painful at times to watch because of the hardship and abuse that Maude, played by Sally Hawkins, is subjected to. But she's portrayed as a feisty woman that you can't help but love, and she doesn't let the hard times get in the way of her painting, which is her release. The man she marries, played by Ethan Hawke, is portrayed as a very cold and sometimes abusive man who lightens up and grows to love Maude. While based on a true story, I don't know how much of it is true and how much artistic license was taken. Definitely worth a watch.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 02, 2018

This is an excellent human drama based on a true event. Sally Hawkins' portraying Maudie is simply faultless. For me the additional bonus is an exposure to Maudie's paintings, which are simplistic in layout and yet visually engaging. It is a great drama deserving of being taken in slowly and steadily. I find the exercise to be very rewarding.

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karenfabiano
Aug 22, 2018

Very inspirational, truly a good family movie.

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Icheckitout
Aug 02, 2018

I'm torn as to how to rate this film - it's a wonderfully acted film with good screenplay and the look of the film is just gorgeous. Really great film making. BUT... the portrayal of Maud's husband and aunt seem to be way off. Everett is portrayed as a monstrous, angry and extremely abusive man. It took me until the end of the film to realize that he was not being portrayed with a mental disability. But a quick look on Youtube turned up a couple of interviews with the real Everett Lewis and frankly the man was a sweetheart. Was there more to the story that I don't know about? Perhaps, but apart from an antiquated view of the role of a wife (and give me a break, the man was born at the turn of the century), Everett was seemingly happy, gracious, and was responsible for encouraging his wife's artistic gift. This film is so slanderous - why though?

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jimg2000
Jul 07, 2018

"Little Bird" lyrics

Your heart sings like a kettle
And your words, they boil away like steam
And a lie burns long while the truth bites quick
A heart is built for both it seems

You are lonely as a church
Despite the queuing out your door
I am empty as a promise, no more

When the time comes
And rights have been read
I think of you often
But for once I meant what I said

I was salted by your hunger
Now you've gone and lost your appetite
And a little bird is every bit as handy in a fight
I am lonely as a memory
Despite the gathering 'round the fire
Aren't you every bird on every wire?

When the time comes
And rights have been read
I think on you often
But for once I meant what I said
Here I stay, I, I lay me down
In a house by the Hill
I'm dug from the rubble, and cut from the kill
Here I stay, I, I lay me down
In a house by the Hill
I'm dug from the rubble, and cut from the kill
I'm dug from the rubble, and cut from the kill
I'm dug from the rubble, and cut from the kill

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jimg2000
Jul 07, 2018

Reporter: Everett, you must feel very lucky to have Maud as your wife. Maud Lewis has been an artist most of her life. Her paintings have even been sold to Vice President Nixon. This happy couple, who only live with the bare necessities of life, and yet somehow, they flourish.
Everett: I chop the wood. I do the dishes. Now all she does is paint. Paint a picture a day. Paint all seasons. I told her a wife is supposed to mind her husband. She does as she likes.
Reporter: Who would have thought this little, arthritic woman living on the fringe of society would have such incredible and far-reaching success? You can find Maud Lewis still selling her paintings from the front steps of her little house here in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia.

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jimg2000
Jul 07, 2018

Maud... can you teach me how to paint?
-No one can teach that. If you wanna paint, you paint, I suppose. I don't go nowhere, so... paint from memory, I suppose. I make my designs up.
I've known you for years, Maud.
-Yeah. It's true. I know.
And I'm still trying to figure out what makes you tick.
-Don't know. Don't-- I don't want for much, you know? As long as I got a brush in front of me, I don't care. A window. I love a window. A bird whizzing by. Bumblebee. It's always different. The whole of life. The whole of life already framed. Right there.
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I don't know why people pay money for these, my 5-year-old could do better.
-Maybe. Maybe he could, but he didn't-- Maud did.

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jimg2000
Jul 07, 2018

Deleted Scenes 7 – on marriage and love in Special Features:

Ever feel like you’re in love with Everett?
-Yes. I do.
And is he in love with you?
-You’d have to ask him. How would I know that?
Well… does he smile at you when you walk into the room? Does he do nice little things to show you he cares? Does he pay you compliments?
-I guess your—Your husband must be real nice to you.
No. God no. No.
-No?
No, but I didn’t get married for love. I married for… I don’t know. Money? Make my parents happy. Because I was bored. Stupid, really. Marriage should be preserved for great love.
-No. We should just be happy with what we got. Feel that sun?

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cbx4evr
Feb 12, 2018

The whole of life already framed - right there.

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2daddio
Oct 30, 2017

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