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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.

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Carol Aird
Rooney Mara ... Therese Belivet
Kyle Chandler ... Harge Aird
Sarah Paulson ... Abby Gerhard
Jake Lacy ... Richard Semco
John Magaro ... Dannie McElroy
Cory Michael Smith ... Tommy Tucker
Kevin Crowley ... Fred Haymes
Nik Pajic ... Phil McElroy
Carrie Brownstein ... Genevieve Cantrell
Trent Rowland ... Jack Taft
Sadie Heim ... Rindy Aird
Kk Heim ... Rindy Aird (as Kennedy Heim)
Amy Warner 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some people change your life forever

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Price of Salt See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The three boys that run up to the model train set display in Frankenberg's toy department after Carol has walked away from it are Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius Upton, the sons of Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton. 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

Carol Aird: And do you live alone, Therese Belivet?
Therese Belivet: I do. Well, there's Richard, he'd like to live with me. Oh no, it's nothing like that, I mean he'd like to marry me.
Carol Aird: I see. And would you like to marry him?
Therese Belivet: Well, I barely even know what to order for lunch.
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Soundtracks

Look For the Silver Lining
Performed by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
Arranged by Vince Giordano
Published by Starr Score Holdings, LLC
Master recording licensed courtesy of Starr Score Holdings, LLC
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Lovely movie, subtle, must see
9 November 2015 | by ldevethSee all my reviews

I had the chance to see this movie during the Dutch film festival.

I want to start by saying that this is a "must see". I am very critical about my lady loving movies, and the way Cate and Rooney portray their characters, and their on screen chemistry is absolutely breathtaking.

Rooney and Cate captured what it's like to be falling in love. You'll get taken away with how this all develops and affects their lives.

It's an easy-going, subtle movie but never gets dull, it keeps you hooked from beginning to end.

Also the parts played by Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler are worth mentioning. It's been a while, if ever, since such a loving movie was released in this genre.


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