R | | Drama, Romance
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy was friends with Patricia Highsmith, the author of the novel.
McKinley Motel Manager:
Our standard rooms come equipped with stereophonic console radios, or we do have the Presidential Suite available for a very attractive rate.
Carol Aird: Two standard rooms should be fine.
Therese Belivet: Why not take the Presidential Suite?
Therese Belivet: I mean, if the rate's attractive.
In the opening scene in the restaurant, it appears as though both women leave without paying. However, Carol leaves first while Therese remains, so it's entirely likely that Carol paid the bill at the restaurant's reception desk or bar before she left.
$253,510 (USA) (22 November 2015)
$12,711,491 (USA) (31 March 2016)