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Set in 1950s New York, a young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), works as a clerk in a Manhattan department store, dreaming of a more fulfilling life. When she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage, an immediate connection sparks between them. The innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

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From Stephanie Zacharek at Village Voice:

Carol is a film you want to reach out and touch, if only you could reach anywhere near the top of the pedestal it’s perched on. It is itself an unattainable love object, the goddess Venus disguised as a movie. Full Review

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