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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carol Aird
... Therese Belivet
... Harge Aird
... Abby Gerhard
... Richard Semco
... Dannie McElroy
... Tommy Tucker
... Fred Haymes
... Phil McElroy
... Genevieve Cantrell
... Jack Taft
... Rindy Aird
... Rindy Aird (as Kennedy Heim)
Amy Warner ... Jennifer Aird
Michael Haney ... John Aird
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Some people change your life forever

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA)  »

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The Price of Salt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$253,510, 22 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,711,491, 31 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,272,135, 1 May 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A well known British swing band, The Jive Aces, was asked to perform in the party scene, but unfortunately scheduling didn't work out. See more »

Goofs

When Carol is leaving Chicago to go back to New York, she's on the phone with Abby and says she's getting the last flight into La Guardia. Since Carol lived in New Jersey and Newark Airport was the largest airport serving the New York City area at the time, it's more likely she would have flown into Newark. See more »

Quotes

Carol Aird: Is that what you want to be? A photographer?
Therese Belivet: I think so. If I have any talent for it.
Carol Aird: Isn't that something other people let you know you have? All you can do is keep working. Use what feels right. Throw away the rest.
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Soundtracks

These Foolish Things
Performed by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
Words by Eric Maschwitz, Music by Jack Strachey
© Copyright by Bourne Co., Inc. Copyright renewed.
Copyright assigned to Boosey & Hawkes Inc., and Bourne Co., Inc,
For the extended renewal period of copyright int he USA.
International copyright secured. All rights reserved.
By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd., an Imagem company.
Master recording licensed courtesy of Starr Score Holdings, LLC
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Great in every way!
9 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Thanks to the New York Film Festival I got the chance to see this perfectly crafted film early.

Carol's nothing short of fantastic. It's story is one of the best romances i've seen put on the big screen. What I love is how nobody makes it a big fuzz about the two lovers being females. It's treated with the same respect as any other romantic drama, and it's done better than most of them.

The film is on another level when the two leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are on screen together. Both undoubtedly gave two of the best performances of the year.

It's pace is slow, but never boring. Giving us some intense slow-building moments that leaves us smiling or shedding tears.

Carol's great. Watch it.


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