Carol

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Moving, beautifully acted '50s-set drama about secret love.

R 2015 118 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 15+

Beautiful Love Story

Carol is the love story of two women who come together despite both being in relationships with men. Needless to say, since they already have partners (whom they are not satisfied with), and since this movie is set in the 1950’s, the two women face much discrimination and challenges. Personally, although the acting was excellent and the story fascinating, I give it 4 stars instead of 5 simply because the plot wasn’t as captivating as I would have liked. Parents should be warned that during a sex scene, a woman’s bare breasts are shown, however the rest of the movie is very tame, save some brief language and violence that is not concerning in my opinion. It is a fairly slow but well-executed movie that depicts the delicate love and relationships of two strong women in a time where lesbian women faced many challenges.

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Great messages
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Too much sex
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age 14+

Moving lesbian themed 1950s romance

Carol is a wonderfully acted 1950s romantic melodrama, it stars Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett. The two lead actresses do a great job at playing their roles in both a realistic and likable way. I was really moved and touched by the forbidden romance portrayed onscreen. The writing is very well done as well, it gives each character a good amount of depth. Content wise, the film earns its R rating from sexual content/nudity and some moderate language. There's a fairly strong lesbian sex scene with some breast nudity. I think a mature 14 year old should be just fine.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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