Friday, January 15, 2016

Carol (2015)

IMDb plot summary: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, and Jake Lacy.

While I think this could be an interesting story, I was unenthused by the execution. It all just seems... drab, from the color palette to the muted acting to the unsatisfactory ending. Even Cate Blanchett, who is an excellent actress, seriously underwhelmed me and I was left caring not at all about either her or Rooney Mara. Disappointing, considering the source material and the creative cast behind it.

1.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Carol < Camp Rock
Carol > Born Into Brothels
Carol < Extremities
Carol < Treasures of the Snow
Carol > JFK
Carol > Spinning Into Butter (Another movie I wanted to be better.)
Carol > Camelot
Carol > Repo! The Genetic Opera
Carol > The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Carol < The Three Faces of Eve
Carol > Superman Returns
Final spot: #1664 out of 2416.

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