DVD - 2016
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Two women from very different backgrounds 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 twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Anchor Bay Entertainment : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: EnglishSpanish dialogue version
Branch Call Number: CAROL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 02, 2017

not what I expected, very boring

This is a period piece. The period is the dawn of the Eisenhower era in New York City (with a road trip, pre-Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956). I enjoyed it. But I am a sucker for any film that puts a lot of energy into historical atmosphere, has great costumes. It is a Patricia Highsmith story. So it is quality. Blanchett is magnificent. But Rooney Mara steals the show.

Jan 30, 2017

A common contribution to the film world of the LGBT community. Not very interesting. Not very well done.

Jan 27, 2017

Pampered matron romances young lesbian paramour. Can they rid themselves of doltish males and the constricting obligations of motherhood?
The production is quite contrived, plausible only in movieworld. Blanchett looks menacing and repellent.

Jan 05, 2017

a movie for people who really love film. beautifully done on all levels. and cate blanchett is the best female you can find acting in movies. like don cheadle, she can express a whole world with just an expression. it is a movie that spends time with its you would with good friends...and lets you get to know them.

JCLStefanieE Dec 03, 2016

One of the more honest portrayals of what it's like to fall in love on film to date. Beautifully shot with a rich color scheme, coupled with a warm musical score, it is a feast for the senses.

Oct 19, 2016

Not a particularly compelling story to me despite the fact I thought it would be great. It was just ok...I felt "toyed" with watching.

Sep 10, 2016

Great movie. Two women fall in love in an era that was highly oppressive. While not everything works out perfectly, it has a more satisfying ending than other movies depicting this difficult time period.

Sep 07, 2016

Lesbian love story set in the 1950's. The women are from very different backgrounds and there is a considerable age difference. Gay relationships in the 1950's were very much frowned upon. I felt the story did not have much substance. But having said that...... Cate Blanchett is fantastic as the older lady. She has a lot to lose in this affair. She is married and has a young child. If one keeps in mind the time period that the story takes place, and what the women are giving up to pursue their feelings it becomes a very interesting movie. Be sure to watch some of the bonus features at the end of the movie.

Aug 17, 2016

Boring and long.

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May 14, 2016

“You've spent ten years making damn sure her only point of reference is you.”

May 14, 2016

“You're in a trance!”
“I'm wide awake.”

May 14, 2016

“Why is it people think you'll take bad news better if you're sitting down?”

May 14, 2016

“What use am I to her if I'm living against my own grain?”

May 14, 2016

“I took what you gave willingly.”

May 14, 2016

“And then it changed. It changes. Nobody's fault.”

May 14, 2016

“You seek resolutions and explanations because you're young. But you will understand this one day.”

Apr 17, 2016

Carol: What a strange girl you are.
Theres: Why?
Carol: Flung out of space.
(Exact same quote in the book as movie.)
Therese: I don't know what I want. How could I know what I want if I say yes to everything?
Carol: Happy New Year.
Thereset: Happy New Year.
Carol: Harge and I never spend New Year's Eve together. There's always a business function, always clients to entertain.
Therese: I've always spent it alone. In crowds. ... I'm not alone this year.
Carol: And do you live alone, Therese Belivet?
Therese: Well, there's Richard. He'd like to live with me. Oh no, it's nothing like that, I mean he'd like to marry me.
Carol: I see... And would you like to marry him?
Therese: Well, I barely even know what to order for lunch.
Carol: Now, there was a time... when I would have done almost anything, I would have locked myself away... to keep Rindy with me. But what use am I to her... to us, if I'm living against my own grain?


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