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Friday, September 4, 2015

First Look: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Star in the Romantic Drama, CAROL

It must be that time of year because, I swear, every single movie trailer that's come into my inbox lately has reeked of Oscar bait. And CAROL is no different. Plus, it's directed by Todd Haynes, who gave us such heavyweight tearjerkers as Far From Heaven. And you know Academy voters love a good cry.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (who I am still very lukewarm on) star as secret lovers in 1950s New York. More in the synopsis:

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who 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 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.

What do you think? CAROL opens in limited release November 20.


Brittani Burnham said...

I'd like to see this. I don't mind Oscar bait as long as it's a good film. I happily took the Theory of Everything and Imitation Game bait last year. lol

Boo A-C said...

the book is so good

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