Thumbs down for the movie 'Carol'

 Ben McEachen

Ben McEachen

New drama Carol will be one of the year's most discussed movies. Already receiving rave reviews, Carol stars Cate Blanchett as a married woman in 1952 who starts a romantic relationship with a younger woman. Blanchett has received a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role, and she's tipped to get an Oscar nomination too.

Carol seems to be promoted as the most inspiring love story of the year and I didn't even realise it had a lesbian love story at its heart. So, what does this provocative drama tell us about love and marriage?

Movie reviewer Ben McEachen has seen Carol and was disappointed by how it attempted to convince him that relationships should be defined.