A love triangle that comes full circle.
This high-caliber film is adapted from the 1952 Patricia Highsmith romance novel “The Price of Salt.” Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) plays a young woman launching her theater set design career in Manhattan. She’s dating a man she really doesn’t care too much for–nor wants to have a “Friends with Benefits” plan with. And then it hits her (Mara’s Therese Belivet character)….she finds a beautiful woman (re: Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as Carol) that earns her double-take. Up. Down. All around. Talk of “schoolgirl crush” ensues and the discourse is on.
Marriages crumble. No, make that shatter. After a Thelma & Louise-type road trip, Therese and Carol have romance, sex and Magnum PI on their tails. Controversial and based off a successful novel, Carol stands good odds to make bank at the box office as guys join their girls to watch this foreplay unfold. Lastly, expect several Oscar lists for Carol, with perhaps at least Best Adapted Screenplay topping the list.
“Carol” hits theaters on December 18.
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