115 minute running time so at least 20 minutes too long. Stars Sally Hawkins, whom I first saw in The Shape of Water … she’s a pro actress, probably will win (or has won) an Oscar somewhere along the line … she plays a simpleton woman who paints folk art in the wilds of Nova Scotia, and eventually finds some fame (though not fortune) … but life was hard, and she had crippling arthritis … it’s sad and mostly unsentimental. She has an abusive, even more of a simpleton husband played by Ethan Hawke. It’s the story of this odd couple over the decades … I wasn’t super thrilled. Yellow rating.
(Mick LaSalle hated it.)