Carol White is an affluent Los Angeles housewife whose pristine, doll-like environment turns against her in the form of an inexplicable illness. What begins as sudden allergic reactions to everyday chemicals, fragrances and fumes turns increasingly violent, transforming the laminated safety of Carol's existence into a terror of everyday life. When she is diagnosed with an immunity disorder called "Twentieth Century Illness" and sets off to New Mexico in search of treatment, Carol's journey turns inward. And, in the crisis of identity that results, the film reveals the way in which disease infects our basic sense of who we are.
Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess, Ronnie Farer, Jodie Markell, Susan Norman, Martha Velez-Johnson, Chauncey Leopardi, Saachiko, Tim Gardner, Wendy Haynes, Alan Wasserman, Steven Gilborn, Janel Moloney, Brendan Dolan, John Apicella, Dana Anderson, Wendy Gayle, Cassy Friel, Frank Dent, Peter Crombie, Sarah Davis, Beth Grant, Jo Wilkinson, Edith Meeks, Francesca P Roberts, Lorna Scott, Peter Friedman, Kate McGregor-Stewart, James Lyons, Mary Carver, April Grace, James LeGros, Rio Hackford, Jessica Harper, Brandon Cruz, Jean St. James