Goat Boy wrote:Carol
I’m a bit puzzled by the rave reviews this received. I thought it was good, it looked great (loved all that 50s period detail) and Blanchett was very good but it left me pretty much unmoved I have to say. I thought the young lass was a bit of a drip frankly.
I watched this today and while I agree about Blanchett and that the costuming / set design / art direction were appealing to the eye, what struck me most was how the story itself felt so intellectually dated & tame in comparison with Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. Sure, we get to see two beautiful women making love to one another on screen, but if that's the most progress Hollywood has made in the 80+ years since Hellman's play (and 50+ since the last film adaptation), we are truly stuck in a sad state of affairs.