Carol

Carol

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: DVD CAROL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video

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ArapahoeStaff Jan 30, 2018

This film is beautifully shot, with spot on costuming and cinematography. The love story is slow moving, but the pay off, and the consequences of the characters' love, are well worth the wait. I cannot recommend this film enough. AL_JENNIEB

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ArapahoeJennieB Feb 02, 2018

A love story set around Christmas. This film is beautifully shot, with spot on costuming and cinematography. This love story, between the enchanting Carol and aspiring photographer Terese, is slow moving, but the pay off, and the consequences of the characters' love, are well worth the wait. I ca... Read More »

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ArapahoeSuzanne Aug 05, 2016

There's a reason why Cate Blanchett was nominated for an Oscar for this movie. She's wonderful to watch in this Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name. The plot is about love and will these 2 people get together?


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Miller1114
Jun 22, 2018

A wonderful, unconventional love story between two women. There is also the hidden layer of the ex husband and the custody battle for their child. What a beautiful movie and about love and life. I would highly recommend it.

ArapahoeJennieB Feb 02, 2018

A love story set around Christmas. This film is beautifully shot, with spot on costuming and cinematography. This love story, between the enchanting Carol and aspiring photographer Terese, is slow moving, but the pay off, and the consequences of the characters' love, are well worth the wait. I cannot recommend this film highly enough.

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gingin1972
Jan 31, 2018

I'd rather watch paint dry or the lawn grow!!

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christie1025
Jan 06, 2018

boring movie... not recommended!

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PHAERTE1
Dec 12, 2017

As boring as a movie could possibly be.

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vi2856
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.

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Nooksack20
Jan 30, 2017

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

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AQUILEA777
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.

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sertaoprincess
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 characters...like you would with good friends...and lets you get to know them.

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

“I took what you gave willingly.”

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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britprincess1ajax
May 14, 2016

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

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jimg2000
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.)
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Therese: I don't know what I want. How could I know what I want if I say yes to everything?
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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.
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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.
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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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