Carol [DVD] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 03/15/2016
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 101)

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Synopsis


Carol
In this adaptation of the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Therese (Rooney Mara), a young department-store clerk in 1950s Manhattan, meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), a beautiful older woman stuck in a depressing marriage of convenience. As their bond deepens and they become romantically involved, Carol finds the strength to leave her husband (Kyle Chandler). Unfortunately, her spouse starts to raise questions about her fitness as a mother when he realizes that Carol's relationships with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) and Therese are more than just friendships. Directed by Todd Haynes. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett - Carol Aird
  • Rooney Mara
    Rooney Mara - Therese Belivet
  • Sarah Paulson
    Sarah Paulson - Abby Gerhard
  • Kyle Chandler
    Kyle Chandler - Harge Aird
  • Jake Lacy
    Jake Lacy - Richard



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98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ‘I wanna know, I think... I mean, I wanna ask you

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    grady
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    Todd Haynes has made some solid films (Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, etc) and he manages to move his cast of characters in this sensitive film based on Patricia Highsmith’s 2004 novel ‘The Price of Salt’ to equal the impact and timing of Highsmith’s concept in her novel. Phyllis Nagy adapted the novel for the screen. According to Highsmith’s story, Therese (Rooney Mara)is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men, although not with real enthusiasm. One day a beautiful older woman comes over to her counter and buys a doll. As the purchase is a C.O.D. order, Therese makes a mental note of the customer’s address. She is intrigued and drawn to the woman. Although young, inexperienced and shy, she writes a note to the customer, Carol (Cate Blanchett), and is elated and surprised when Carol invites her to meet. Therese realizes she has strong feelings for Carol, but is unsure of what they represent. Carol, in the process of a bitter separation and divorce, is also quite lonely. Soon the two women begin spending a great deal of time together. Before long, they are madly and hopelessly in love. The path is not easy for them, however. Carol also has a child and a very suspicious husband dangerous ground for the lovers. When the women leave New York and travel west together, they discover the choices they’ve made to be together will have lasting effects on both their lives. Considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel to break the pulp publishing industry-enforced pattern of tragic consequences for its lesbian heroines, The Price of Salt was written under the pseudonym of Claire Morgan by Patricia Highsmith – the author of ‘Strangers on a Train’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’. Both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are brilliant in this delicate story. Sarah Paulson adds depth as Carol’s previous lover Abby. The flavor of the 1950s is superb as is the cinematography and musical score. The only casting problem is with the men – blustering insensitive performances especially by Kyle Chandler as Carol’s husband-on- the-way-out disrupt the flow of the film distractingly. Otherwise it is a triumph for all concerned. Still highly recommended

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Love Story for the Ages

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    Carol is a love story dealing with two women at a time where the same gender couldn't publicly have affection for one another. Todd Haynes does a beautiful job to make this movie come together despite taking years and years to get this movie out. Phyllis Nagy's adapted screenplay is remarkable and on-point. Finally, the lead actresses, Cate Blanchet and Rooney Mara, had great chemistry to make their love believable and enchanting.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    Carol, is a complex movie about the forbidden love between an older and younger women during the conformist 1950's. It is refreshingly subtly and for once not formulaic. It does a wonderful job of letting the story slowly unfold in a realistic fashion. And doesn't insult it's audiences intelligence by bopping us over the head with it's themes and conclusions. A superb romance.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a dark totally captivating movie.

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    based on a novel by patricia highsmith (whose novels become "strangers on a train" , "ripley's game", and "the talented mr. ripley) departs from her usual crime thrillers to provide a character study of two women who fall i love in 1952 when this sort of behavior was considered taboo. good direction by Todd Haynes.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good alternative love story

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    rd141
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    This blu-ray dvd is not as long as the rented one I got with Netflix which included the stay overnight by Therese at Carol's house. This and a couple of other scenes were missing. Not sure if there is a longer version available for sale. The movie was very good, a little slow in spots, but interesting and kept our attention.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Lele
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    The movie is a great reminder of the 50's in New York, with two actresses nominated for academy awards. The same director as Far from Heaven, Carol has similar storylines dealing with a taboo subject for that time. Cinematography is beautifully done, with a wonderful soundtrack also nominated for an academy award. A must see.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Visual Treat

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    If this were a silent movie I would still give it 5 stars. Todd Haynes has crafted a beautiful, elegant film. Blanchett is perfect and Mara does a phenomenal job portraying a character discovering herself. Supporting cast, though small, makes an impression as well. There isn't really anything bad about this movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie. Really tastefully written and produc

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    Lady
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    This has become one of my all time favorite movies. It's great to finally have a movie like this produced for the mainstream viewer. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were superb in this movie. A must see if you haven't seen it yet! The atmosphere and recreation of the early 50s era is superb.

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