Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this romance drama directed by Aisling Walsh. Maud Lewis (Hawkins) is a well known folk artist but she is crippled by arthritis and struggles with simple, everyday tasks. All she dreams of is being able to live and cope on her own and so she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. Everett (Hawke) is a lonely fish peddler who yearns for human company. When he decides to place an advert for a housekeeper, the lady who applies, Maud, is less than satisfactory at housework, but the two kindred spirits grow close in ways neither could ever have imagined.