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What it's about:

In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. Layale (Nadine Labaki) loves Rabih (Joe Hobeich), but Rabih is married. Nisrine (Yasmine Elmasri) is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima (Joanna Moukarzel) is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to this lovely client with long hair. Jamale (Gisele Aouad) is refusing to grow old. Rose (Sihame Haddad) has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood, between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.

What the critics say:

"Just another good-looking, gently humorous, pleasantly romanticized little comedy, which ends with everyone a little wiser than they began."
Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

"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."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"It's refreshing for a romantic comedy not to follow the formula by rote. I only wish I could be as enthusiastic about the amount of screen time accorded to certain characters who are more tedious than endearing."
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"A sweet affair, hiding any bitter undertones under a sprightly, glistening exterior."
Jay Weissberg, Variety

"The kvetches of regulars at a cheery Beirut beauty salon couldn't be more familiar - and that's the slender charm of Caramel, a Lebanese variation on sweetly soapy dramas about Women Who Bond With Wet Hair."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

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A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

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