#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
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> Just when it can’t get any better…
The first thing I noticed was after seeing the movie is there’s some kind of mistake in the Oscars nominee. Rooney Mara should have been on the lead role list, while Cate Blanchett in the supporting character’s. Maybe the Academy people misunderstood that the title role must be the lead character. Theirs switched place actually does not make any sense. Anyway the Oscars never made sense at all.
This story was okay, but adapted screenplay and direction, especially the music was excellent. For the ending scene alone, you will be tempted to raise your rating than what you initially thought it deserves. I was not expecting the movie to be awesome, so I’m not upset for the overall movie.
Believe me, the last thing I want in this movie is to see Cate Blanchett in naked. Maybe out of respect or her age or she’s not attracted to me, there are plenty of reasons that I can’t figure it out which one, but after knowing what this theme is, I was only praying for that not to happen. And obviously that is unavoidable, otherwise the movie will lose its soul and strength.
Well, it was better than I thought, both the actresses were good, but Rooney Mara dominated. Whatever category she’s in for the Oscars, I’ll be happy if she wins. It is not a must watch, but a decent movie and betters in some parts.
‘Carol’ is beautifully shot and very maturely made. The acting was very class all around the film. The whole thing seemed like it was taken from the 40s. I loved how fine it all looked and felt and it deserved a lot more awards than it got.
I loved this film for the subtleties. Lots of lingering, carefully framed shots and closeups. Lots of quiet scenes. Lots conveyed through looks and innuendo.
Rooney and Cate captured what it’s like to be nervous yet excited while falling in love. It felt real. It felt like two people unsure of themselves, offering up just a bit of their true feelings at a time and waiting for the other person to do the same before revealing more.
Kyle Chandler’s performance hasn’t been commented on as much as the leads, but he was just as excellent. He played the part of tortured husband well without coming off as a mere villain. I sympathized with him and even understood where he was coming from.
I thought the film captured the time period in a very unique way. Nothing was overtly flashy or Normal Rockwell 50s, and at times it even felt gritty compared to most depictions of the era, but it was really beautiful.
The film stayed with me on the ride home, and I drove in silence while I reflected on it. That’s how I judge a movie. If you are the type that loves character driven films, I’d very much recommend it. If you don’t handle slow burn movies well, it might not be for you.
One of the Most Overrated Films of the Year
I had been looking forward to this film for months, and upon finally viewing it- it’s a huge disappointment. Todd Haynes, who’s finest achievement is still Far From Heaven (2002), has a knack for creating intimate atmospheres with radiant colors and backdrops. Like Far from Heaven, he succeeds with the aesthetic values of the 1950s by giving us refined art direction and beautiful costumes. Unlike Far from Heaven, we are given wooden characters and a predictable script, with a score by Carter Burwell that sounds exactly like Philip Glass’s creation for The Hours (2002).
Rooney Mara works in a department store, and finds herself attracted to Cate Blanchett, a well to do married woman who flirts with her while shopping for Christmas presents. Later they have lunch, and in the only truly well acted scene in the film, seem to connect almost instantaneously. The dialogue here is cleverly limited- so we can instead watch the suggestive gestures of both characters that indicate sexual attraction- and tension. It’s too bad this is the only scene I felt was able to capture this. The rest of the movie unfolds like a poorly written episode of the series Mad Men, as the women keep meeting up secretly whilst the husband gets suspicious and even hires a detective to follow them to a hotel so he can later gain custody of Blanchett’s child. This is because homosexuality is “naughty”.
Perhaps the reason I felt bored watching Carol was that the material is old and tired. Sexual repression in the 50s? We’ve seen this so many times. Brokeback Mountain (2005) also dealt with homosexuality with two men- and with much sharper direction and a more interesting story. The actors there were also more believable. Speaking of the acting, Cate Blanchett is indeed the standout. She’s not nearly as strong as I had heard or hoped for, but she’s none the less ravishing and breathtaking to gaze upon. She’s at the peek of her career now, with 2 Oscars under her belt, and indeed Carol should easily earn her a deserved 7th nomination. But besides a juicy scene towards the end, the character isn’t that intriguing. There’s a lot to be desired, and that easily could be the fault of the screenwriter (Phyllis Nagy), who adapted the script. Yes I get it- it’s supposed to be subtle, but this character felt empty. Blanchett is a fine actress- we could have gotten some more fire from her character.
Rooney Mara is even more flat. She relies simply on her pretty face. I kept thinking Natalie Portman would have exuded so much more energy with the role, since both women have similar physical dynamics to their facial structures. Mara just comes off weak. There’s not an ounce of integrity or feeling coming through with this performance. If that’s how she was supposed to play it, then the fault lies in the director. How she won at Cannes is beyond me. She’s not impressive at all. She’s pretty, but that doesn’t constitute good acting.
The rest of the cast is easily forgettable. Sarah Paulson has a thankless role, and she’s usually very good (watch her in 12 Years a Slave). Mara’s boyfriend is the worst acting I’ve seen all year; very high school drama club. Everyone else is going through their lines in a robotic tone.
This could have been an exceptional film. And I’m in the minority who didn’t like it (it’s currently one of the top reviewed films of 2015, and destined to be crowned with nominations on Oscar morning). But it left me feeling cold, and bored. I might just be sick of seeing movies about the 1950s and how everyone couldn’t “talk about things like being gay, and sex, and racial relations” back then. The subject has been hammered over my head too many times. But the trailer for this movie was a love letter. Why couldn’t the movie be the same? Mara and Blanchett are supposed to be in love, and yet their first meeting aside- I never really felt a true connection between them. There was never enough juice in their chemistry for me to believe it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Todd Haynes
Writer Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)
Actors Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson
Country UK, USA, Australia
Awards Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 77 wins & 244 nominations.
Production Company Number 9 Films, Larkhark Films Limited, Killer Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 416 Plus, Cooke Speed Panchro, Varopanchro, S4, Zeiss Ultra 16, Master Zoom and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (processing), Goldcrest Digital Laboratory, New York (NY), USA (dailies), Goldcrest Post, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (film processing: Super 16 mm)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 7203, Vision3 250D 7207, Vision3 200T 7213, Vision3 500T 7219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema