Does Carol have a sad ending?

Does Carol have a sad ending?

Carol is not entirely thwarted — she knows she has hurt Therese deeply — and she invites Therese to meet her at dinner with friends later at the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel. If it seems like Carol will end there, having completed a sad circle, the film has another twist.

Is Carol based on a true story?

But behind this cinematic adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s tale of a lesbian affair in Fifties New York lies a real life story of love and loss. For like one of the film’s central characters, Highsmith herself had a penchant for married women.

What is the plot of Carol?

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.Carol / Film synopsis

How old is Carol in Carol?

Although some might speculate that it was meant to allude to the age difference between Carol (who is in her early 30s) and Therese (who is 21 years old), the scene from Sunset Boulevard was included because it is Phyllis Nagy’s favorite film.

Why does Carol decide to leave Therese in Carol?

Carol has learned that Harge is petitioning the judge to consider a “morality clause” against her, threatening to expose her homosexuality and give him full custody of Rindy. She decides to take a road trip to escape the stress of the divorce proceedings and invites Therese to join her.

How did movie Carol end?

After they apart, Therese has “suddenly blossomed,” and Carol has sorted out her home, they manage to meet again. Not being able to meet, Carol doesn’t get depressed. She appears now as a strong woman. Now Therese can make decisions for herself and can speak to Carol without being stopped by anyone.

How old was Therese?

In the book Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is 19 and an aspiring theater set designer and Carol is 32. Here Therese seems to be a bit older in her 20s and an aspiring photographer and Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) seems a lot older than 32.

Why is the novel called The Price of Salt?

Other names Highsmith later considered were “The Argument of Tantalus”, “Blasphemy of Laughter”, and “Paths of Lightening” before finally naming it The Price of Salt. Highsmith said that she settled on the title from a thought about the price paid by Lot’s wife when she looked back towards Sodom.