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An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

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In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Written by The Weinstein Company

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Some people change your life forever

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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15 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$11,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$253,510 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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$253,510 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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Trivia

In the second letter Carol wrote to Therese, Carol asks her to meet on 17th April. Same date as Rooney Mara's birthday. See more »

Goofs

"When Carol and Therese are driving through the Lincoln Tunnel, a close up of Therese through the window of the taxi from the beginning of the film is used."

^ The closeup of Therese through the taxi window is not a goof. It appears briefly in the Lincoln Tunnel scene because the scene is her memory of it. Therese's ride in the taxi after just seeing Carol again makes her think of her first ride in Carol's car. This film begins where it ends and the story is a circle between these bookends. In this tunnel scene the conversation between Carol and Therese is distant and barely audible, and Carol's face blurs and comes into focus because it is Therese's remembrance of this moment in time. See more »

Quotes

Charles, Party Guest: You can have her. She's one of these real Greenwich Village phonies, if you ask me.
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Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Farmers Market
Performed by Annie Ross
Written by Art Farmer (as Farmer)/Annie Ross (as Ross)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Charming, subtle and in the end it all comes down to Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's unforgettable, brilliant performances.
6 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Carol is a good film, with a very important subject, and the script never addresses it head on, rather with class, elegance and subtly.

It's a great love and life story about one woman fighting for her right to be happy and another trying to figure out how can she really be happy. Each of them is the answer to the other.

The script could feature more insight, but then again, the film is supposed to be subtle and let the images speak for themselves. The cinematography is outstanding and the score is downright superb. There's a feeling, a certain atmosphere that makes the film truly peculiar and one of a kind.

But in the end, i think that it all comes down to Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, as they give unforgettable, brilliant performances. They are always perfect of course, but here there's something one of a kind about their performances. Its not only the characters that fall in love with each other, but also you who fall in love with them.

Its charming, important, powerful, resonant, and features two one of kind performances.


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