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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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Fred Haymes
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Phil McElroy
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Rindy Aird
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Rindy Aird (as Kennedy Heim)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$11,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$253,510 (USA) (20 November 2015)

Gross:

$253,510 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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Trivia

Todd Haynes got his cinematic references of the 1950s from the work of Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel, especially their film Lovers and Lollipops (1956). See more »

Goofs

In the McKinley Motel restaurant scene, Carol walks towards the table where Therese and Tommy Tucker are sitting holding a cup of coffee in her right hand and carrying a chair and a map with her left hand. She places the chair next to Therese. In the following shot, as Therese introduces Carol to Tucker, the cup is in Carol's left hand and the map in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Carol Aird: [leans down and kisses Therese] You're trembling.
[Carol reaches to turn off the bedside lamp]
Therese Belivet: No, don't. I want to see you.
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Spoofed in 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Willow Weep For Me
Performed by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
Words and Music by Ann Ronell
© Copyright by Bourne Co.
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All rights for the United Kingdom controlled by Bourne Ltd.
All rights reserved international copyright secured
© Copyright 1932. Ann Ronell Music/ASCAP.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Master recording licensed courtesy of Starr Score Holdings, LLC
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Lovely movie, subtle, must see
9 November 2015 | by (The Netherlands) – See 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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