Carol (2015)

4.8/10 by 14 users

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Release Date:November 20, 2015
Genres:Romance, Drama
Production Company:Killer Films, Film4, Number 9 Films
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:Todd Haynes
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Plot Keywords:department store, new york
  • The Horrific Splendor of Love's Discoveries
    November 23, 2015

    Love is a tricky thing. It can lift you to heights of joy and creativity and give you a sense of purpose and the promise of an exciting future sharing your life with someone. It can also plunge you into the depths of despair and make you perform horrible acts due to jealousy and pain, destroying the object of your affection for selfish gain. If you love truly though, no matter how it manifests, you will discover something new and honest about yourself for better or worse. This is the theme that underscores Carol, the new and engrossing film from director Todd Haynes. Guided by a stellar screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, Haynes has created a nuanced tapestry of love in all its splendor and horror, chronicling its joy and destruction leading to a journey of self-discovery.

    Carol, based on the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith, opens in New York City in the 1950s. Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett/Truth, Cinderella) is having a quiet, somewhat intense and unheard dinner conversation with Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Her). The conversation is cut short when...

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