Carol – **

Posted: January 23, 2016 in 2015, Drama, LGBT themed, Romance, UK, USA, XX

It’s Oscar season again and the cinemas show all kinds of movies that are in the running for an award. There’s a bit of controversy this year, because no black actor or actress is nominated (for the second edition in a row). There’s also no latino or asian performer nominated. Just saying. The members of the Academy don’t like color that much (unless they are evil, suffering, drunk or a slave). But they sure like heterosexual white actors pretending to be gay. Such as Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

The overrated Blanchett is Carol, a semi posh cougar lesbo coming out the closet and preying on sweet, curious and totally smitten Therese, a younger aspiring store clerk who wants to be a photographer. It’s a great part for Mara, who does deserve a nomination and even a win maybe. In fact, this movie should be called Therese. She owns every scene she’s in (and there are as many as the main character). Not sure what the ‘supporting’ part is here. She leads.

There’s nothing wrong with this movie. The direction is well done. It looks stunning. The acting is good. But the story is so… trivial. Even before the end credits roll you wonder about what movie you want to see next.


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