Living in a 1950s society that considers lesbian romance taboo, two women from disparate backgrounds -- young store clerk Therese Belivet and wealthy socialite Carol Aird -- develop an attachment to each other that ultimately turns passionate.
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- Todd Haynes
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Carol is a deeply affecting 1950s-set drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara about love, identity, friendship, sexuality, and marriage that explores mature themes. Expect lots of period-accurate smoking and some social drinking in this story that explores the risks -- and rewards -- of being true to who you really are. The two stars are shown making love in a non-gratuitous scene; there's some nudity, mainly breasts. Language is mild.
- Sexual Content
- A couple has sex in a tastefully filmed, non-gratuitous scene; breasts are shown.
- A husband screams at and manhandles his wife during an argument. A private investigator spies on two women and is menacing in his approach to his job.
- Social Behavior
- Being true to yourself may not be the easiest path, but it's the only way to inner peace and true happiness.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of social drinking. A man comes home drunk and belligerent. Also lots of period-accurate smoking (nearly constantly for one character).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it