With the Oscar nominations finally announced, Sharon and I are working to see the rest of the nominated films. After going to dinner on Thursday night to kick off Sharon's birthday celebration, we watched Carol at the hotel.
The film is based on the novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith. The book was published in 1952.
The film stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older woman going through a difficult divorce.
The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Costume Design and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score. Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress, while Mara was nominated for Supporting Actress.
Sharon compared Blanchett's performance in Carol to her performance in Blue Jasmine. I don't believe that either Blanchett or Mara are going to win an Oscar for their performances. The film is not in the same league as the other Oscar nominated films that we have seen so far. It is a little slow and overwrought...