Based on a true story, Maudie charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis, a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett.
Maudie premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in 2016. It was also selected as one of the Special Presentations at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film went on to win seven Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for Sally Hawkins.
Boston Globe called it a "brilliant" and "memorable" portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis.
Globe & Mail highlighted the "two fine performances" from Hawkins and Hawke, which "turn the film into a cheering story of two outcasts."
Entertainment Weekly praised "the effortless grace with which Hawkins – giving one of the best performances of the year – takes to the character."
Washington Post dubbed it "a charming tale" with a rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars.