Saturday, September 03, 2016
Telluride 2016: 'Maudie' Review
If you know me, or read my reviews, you're probably not surprised that I'm susceptible to love stories about impossible characters or scenarios -- especially if they're based on true stories. I have no idea how others will respond to Maudie, but I was willing to get on its wavelength.
It stars Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis, an arthritic painter who fell in love with an ornery fishmonger (Ethan Hawke), becoming a celebrated Nova Scotian artist in the process. As the movie portrays them, they were difficult, socially awkward people who stumbled toward some version of romantic bliss together. Deeply imperfect, Maudie still worked for me. My review is up at Screen International.