An eye-opening romance about forbidden love
Romance drama/119 minutes/Opens today (Dec24)
THEY say the eyes are the windows to the soul.
In this romantic drama set in the 1950s, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara deliver so much with a glance and a gaze.
Their eyes express longing, love, admiration, amusement and much more.
Blanchett is Carol, the older and more experienced half of the unlikely couple. Mara is Therese, the ingenue who's still finding herself.
There is instant attraction when they first meet at a store and what follows is a tender and romantic relationship in a world where it's taboo.
Blanchett and Mara are amazing. The former imbues her troubled Carol with much strength, while the latter's Therese is impressionable but not naive.
It is no surprise the pair are going head-to-head for the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes on Jan 10.
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