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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
With 5 nominations, it was the most nominated film at the Golden Globes in 2015. See more »
At the western end of their road trip, Carol's Packard passes a sign with a Napoleonic image with "Welcome to Waterloo, Population 12,000". Later Carol and Therese laugh at the small town they have found themselves in. Waterloo, which does not employ any imagery of Napoleon, was the fifth-largest city in Iowa, with a population of 65,000, as per the 1950 census. Knowing Carol's penchant for finer hotels, the pair would have likely stayed downtown overlooking the river, rather than a rural motel. See more »
That's the Chance You Take
Performed by Eddie Fisher
Composed by Sidney Lippman/Sylvia Dee
Published by Chester Music Limited Trading Campbell Connelly & Company
Published by Edward Profit Music
Courtesy of Music Sales Creative
Master recording courtesy of Retrospective Recordings See more »
Charming, subtle and in the end it all comes down to Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's unforgettable, brilliant performances.
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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