Carol Movie

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Who's Involved:

Todd Haynes, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Phyllis Nagy, Carrie Brownstein, Cory Michael Smith

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 58 m

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.

Carol Plot: What's the story?

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.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Carol?

  1. Adaptation of the 1952 novel by "The Price of Salt" by Claire Morgan (aka Patricia Highsmith).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Carol?

A look at the Carol behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Todd Haynes last directed Wonderstruck and I'm Not There. The film's writer Phyllis Nagy last wrote Mrs. Harris and The Trap.


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Elizabeth Karlsen
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Production Timeline: When did the Carol come together?

On or about May 18, 2015 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about September 1, 2013 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about May 20, 2012 • The film was in Development status.

Production is scheduled for February 2013.

Carol Release Date: When was it released?

Carol was released in 2015 on Friday, November 20, 2015 in limited movie theaters. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The Night Before, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and Spotlight.
United States
November 20, 2015 Limited
November 20, 2015

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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