|Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, Kyle Chandler & others. Todd Haynes, director|
(Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara), Screenplay, Score, and Costume Design) In 1950s Manhattan, sales clerk Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) meets Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), an elegant older woman on the brink of divorce. As the two cautiously embark on a romance, however, Carol's husband Harge (Kyle Chandler) uses the situation as leverage against her, in an attempt to punish her for past mistakes and gain sole custody of their daughter. Sensitively adapting Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, this "gorgeous, gently groundbreaking" (Telegraph [UK]) 2015 film was praised by the Washington Post as "a heady, exquisitely choreographed dream."
"As searing as Blanchett was in her Oscar-winning turn in Blue Jasmine, she arguably achieves something even deeper here by acting in a much quieter, more underplayed register."—Variety
"The writing and performances are superb, the production design and costumes by Judy Becker and Sandy Powell tremendous. And the effect is intoxicating."—The Guardian (London)