Carol has a whole lot of hype around it. The more clips and trailers that are released, the more the excitement grows.
This newest trailer adds a lot of moody atmosphere without dialogue. Basically it tickles this particular writer’s fancy. When Rooney Mara cries, the world cries with her.
Also present in the clips and trailer are neatly refined costume designs. This is already a classy cast so it makes sense to make them look even classier. I wish my wardrobe was this stylish.
In the first clip we see Cate Blanchett as Carol discuss the murky waters of a relationship with Sarah Paulson’s not-Carol, named Abby Gerard. Carol admits she doesn’t know what she’s doing and then we get sad.
The second clip involves Rooney Mara’s Therese giving a present to Carol and trying to take a picture of her. The clip ends with Carol asking if Therese misses Richard to which Therese responds “I haven’t thought about him all day.” There’s like a 99% chance this won’t end well because movies involving same sex romances always end in tragedy. With cinematography, performances, and costumes this appealing I’ll definitely be tuning in to see it regardless.
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. Carol is directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy with moving performances from Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith.
Carol is now playing in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York with further expansion in the coming weeks.