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In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
|Studio :||Killer Films, Film4, Number 9 Films,|
|Crew :||Art Direction, Production Design,|
|Cast :||Cate Blanchett Kyle Chandler Sarah Paulson John Magaro Rooney Mara|
|Genre :||Drama Romance|
Wonderfully offbeat film!
Charming and brutal
This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
One of the best movies of the year! Incredible from the beginning to the end.
Cate Blanchett as Carol convinces us with a love story how great of an actress she is. Cate Blanchett is truly emotionally powerful and helps us give a glimpse of a beautiful character to time travel. Easily emphathizing with her, Cate Blanchett gives yet another great performance that could have been her most toughest and most powerful role yet!
For a film about the "love that dare not speak its name" it has a deadened, passionless air to it.I never bought the love/emotion/desperation between Therese and Carol, played by Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett. From the first scene in the department store where Therese worked, I viewed Carol's interest as repulsively predatory and it would have been if the part of Carol was played by a middle aged man.Down to the "erotic" scene in the hotel, which again was lifeless and uninspiring and well, boring, the whole film had a coldness to it, down to the limp dry hair of the main characters: wigs, I would guess.Carol never comes across as a concerned mother, yes she grabs and hugs her kid a lot but does not engage in any meaningful way with her.The cinematography was well done, the 50s scenes for the most part believable.But for a film about passion and undying love, no, this didn't work for me.3 out of 10.
I love happy endings.I'd skipped over this film in my Netflix queue for several months before I casually hit the button to watch on my Roku. Boy, did I do myself a favor!The soundtrack and cinematography are simply the best and has forced me to purchase the soundtrack because it is so strikingly lovely. Maybe the film being a period piece lends itself to the orchestral maneuvers that Carter Burwell uses to elicit that certain physiological response that makes your body want to move ( if you know what I mean). Marry the preceding with an intriguing storyline about an older woman seducing a younger woman (or was it visa versa) that was believable (maybe a wee bit camped-up by Blanchet during the first 15 or so minutes) and Mara's pain from being dumped, once, twice.Did I say, I love happy endings.I would like to see a sequel.
What I loved most about this film, except its unique protagonists, Cate Blanchett, who plays a powerful woman living the "perfect life" in New York having a child and a successful husband and Rooney Mara, an Audrey Hepburn figure, elegant, innocent and brave, ready to fall in love even if it 'll cost her a lot, is the unique, magnificent photography. The colors, the textures, clothing, everything is excellent, depicting this golden era of New York Times and urban life in New York. I also liked the ending. Director gives us these intense gazes from both sides of the two women and finally, in a Hollywood production, we are not sure of the exact ending of their last meeting together.