Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
“Haynes' commitment to outcasts, then and now, makes Carol a romantic spellbinder that cuts deep.” – Rolling Stone
""Carol" possesses the same quiet, catlike powers of its magnetic title character: It swirls around to ambush you … and make you swoon." – Washington Post
“Haynes directs with a subtle precision, the script by Phyllis Nagy is a well-crafted gem, and Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara make for one of the most intriguing and memorable movie couples of the year.” – Chicago Sun-Times