Maudie is based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky) and the unlikely romance between her and a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke, Boyhood). A bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt’s home through her art, until in her early 30s she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis is a 40-year-old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. 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, Everett hesitates at first, but quickly finds himself falling in love. Maud’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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