- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 17, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Lions Gate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Lebanese/ Arabic
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Lebanese/ Arabic
- Subtitled - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Production Interviews: Nadine Labaki - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Film Comment - 01/01/2008
"CARAMEL's cast is made up entirely of nonprofessional actors, and their volatile emotions and commitment to their characters enliven every moment of the film....Lovely and amazing."
New York Times - 02/01/2008
"[A] charming film...[with a] friendly and inviting atmosphere."
Los Angeles Times - 02/01/2008
"It is sweet but not saccharine, an intimate film that doesn't stint on the desperation and anxiety that go along with the search for love."
USA Today - 02/01/2008
3 stars out of 4 -- "Labaki has made a warmly appealing, bittersweet confection, and a heartfelt tribute to Beirut. Likable, funny and often poignant, CARAMEL is a cinematic treat."
Total Film - 06/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gentle comedy about a Lebanese beauty salon....A celebration of female pluck and resilience..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2008
"[I]t's lent a playful spark by the characters' admirable wit and spunk..."
Empire - 06/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Like STEEL MAGNOLIAS without the terminal illness, it celebrates the solidarity of women negotiating a series of emotional events."
Premiere - 02/01/2008
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t stands on its own as an example of solid genre craftsmanship. The penetrating musical score...the snappy and confident pacing and the emergence of 33-year-old Labaki as an international talent to watch all combine to make the film a satisfying confection."
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