Controversial, undeniably brilliant alternative filmmaker Todd Haynes (POISON, SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY) reached the mainstream with this dreamy but tough-minded satire. It's about a fragile housewife (Julianne Moore) who develops a mysterious syndrome called Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity -- as one character puts it, she's "allergic to the 20th Century."
In the sterile landscape of California's San Fernando Valley, suburban homemaker Carol White (Moore, in a stunning performance) slowly discovers that she's allergic to her new sofa. Next, she has a terrifying choking attack caused by exhaust fumes on the freeway. Both Carol's husband Greg (Xander