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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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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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The Price of Salt  »

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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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The novel "The Price of Salt" (aka "Carol") is written in the third person and entirely from Therese's point of view. See more »

Goofs

The record played/shown in both scenes is the correct 10" LP, not a 78. See more »

Quotes

Harge Aird: You smell good.
Carol Aird: You're drunk.
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Performed by Al Lerner
Written by Al Lerner (ASCAP)
Published by Lerner Music (ASCAP) and Marble Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Lee Silver Productions
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Simply beautiful
7 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched Carol at the New York Film Festival, days after watching Freeheld. Since both movies talk about love relationship between two women, I was afraid I was going to see the same thing. Gladly, I couldn't be more wrong. Carol is such a beautiful movie, subtler than I had expected.

Even though I loved the movie, I'm aware that it's not for everybody. It's not fast paced, as current films tend to be. It takes its time to carefully construct the characters and to make us root for them. Credit is due to the cast, as Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are brilliant, and to the director Todd Haynes, who conducts well the story.

Moreover, the film is visually stunning, with impeccable make-ups and wardrobes, not to mention the beautiful locations covered in snow while they take a road-trip. Finally, the soundtrack is equally wonderful, with songs that correctly set the tone of their relationship.

It probably won't be a box office hit, but I do hope everybody gets a chance to see it eventually.

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