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Carol (2015)

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

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 239 nominations. See more awards »

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Fred Haymes
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Phil McElroy
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Genevieve Cantrell
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Rindy Aird (as Kennedy Heim)
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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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In the scene where Therese and friends are watching a revival of Sunset Blvd. (1950) from inside the projectionist booth, Dannie, who's taking notes while watching the movie, tells Therese that he's "charting the correlation between what the characters say and how they really feel". This was an intentional line of dialog that observes the unspoken feelings that will develop between Carol and Therese. See more »

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There were very few direct flights in the 1950s and most were within states or to neighboring states. Direct flights between major cities only really came into vogue in the 1970s when commercial plane technology had improved and fewer stops were required, Additionally, few airlines could have afford direct flights as commercial air travel really only became widespread and popular in the mid to late 1960s.

So a flight from Chicago to New York would have almost certainly consisted of one to as many as three stops before arriving. See more »

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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 »

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Something From A Fool
Performed by Jimmy Scott
Composed by Haven DeHaven
Published by Campbell Connelly and Co. Ltd. Courtesy of Music Sales Creative
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for Carol
21 November 2015 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Others have already mentioned the film's beauty, elegance, attention to period detail, acting etc. All amazing. As a gay man "of a certain age" I felt deep gratitude for the gift given by the artists who created this film. The direction is so subtle and effective, using the all the tools of film making to communicate information, meaning, and emotion.

Like Brokeback Mountain, this film turns cliché on its head and transcends the particulars of the protagonists' lives by illuminating more universal themes. It is a period/genre film that acts to balance well established tropes of its genre, a powerful corrective to SO MANY previous films that repeated the same old false, stereotypical, and often tragic images of gay lives. Beyond merely telling some real truth, Carol has so much to say about strength, resilience, and the possibility of finding joy in difficult circumstances. As such, it was deeply satisfying to this viewer.


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