CINEMA: ALLERGIC TO LIFE

IN THE MYSTERIOUS, SEDUCTIVE SAFE, SUBURBIA CAN KILL YOU

In the San Fernando Valley in 1987, a man and a woman make love. Or rather, he does, plowing away at his passion. She studies the ceiling while holding him like a reluctant mother. Carol (Julianne Moore) and Greg (Xander Berkeley) live in suburban comfort, yet Carol is anything but comfortable. Ordinary fragrances and fumes make her ill. She hyperventilates in her car. She suffers from nosebleeds and vomiting. She can't ... she has trouble ... sentences are a problem for her. She has lost control of herself and her environment. "Where am I? Right now?" she asks her husband. "We're...

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