Carol

Release Date: November 20th, 2015

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Carrie Brownstein, Kevin Crowley

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Killer Films, Larkhark Films Limited, Number 9 Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Family , Hotel , New York City , Forbidden love , Transformation , 1950s , Love , Love interest , Mother , Escape , Emotional , Daughter , Endearing , Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Loneliness and longing are at the center of these two women’s lives, at least for a while, and they’re expressed by nuance and implication in a pair of superb performances, and by a lovely evocation of the period. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Mara and Blanchett are each extraordinary, working in the most organic and soul-stirring ways. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Blanchett makes an indelible impression as a woman who, through breeding, intense personal cultivation and social expectations, has brilliantly mastered the skill of navigating through life. show more

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)