RELEASED 2015 RUNTIME 118 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION TODD HAYNES SCREENPLAY PHYLLIS NAGY STARRING CATE BLANCHETT, ROONEY MARA, SARAH PAULSON, KYLE CHANDLER MUSIC CARTER BURWELL
We had movies about every sort of topic. But I don’t remember any movie about lesbian love (I yet have to watch Blue Is The Warmest Color). Well, here we go.
Carol tells the story about two women, Therese (Rooney Mara) who is a young aspiring photographer and Carol (Cate Blanchett), a fancy lady who is just getting over her divorce with her husband who she has a young daughter with.
Basically this is an extremely well executed love story between two women in a time when homosexuality wasn’t really a thing to come out with. The movie looks gorgeous with so much attention to detail (not only in the production design, but also the habits of that time period aka drunk driving and lot of smoking), you almost feel like you have the early 50’s right in front of you. While I’m usually not the biggest fan of romances with an overly dramatic edge to them, I absolutely appreciate the themes of the movie and especially the period it is set in. I love America I the 50’s. Big fan!
The movie is superbly acted (my 2nd favorite performance of Cate Blanchett), looks stunning and is absolutely relevant.
If you like love stories and even if you are not, I can highly recommend the film, especially when you like the 50’s.