All the reviews suggested that Todd Haynes's movie would be a luscious treat, and so it proved. We were two of the handful of people in a large cineworld screening, and there was the usual smell and sound of popcorn, but it was still a delight. Gorgeous sense of period, established in seconds through costume, set design, caerful attention to detail. totalyl riveting performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, often not talking, simply being in front of the camera and putting stuff across - how do they do that? And a sensitive, literate script - e.g.

A: I see.

B:Do you?

A: No.   

Bonkers, but absolutely spot on. 

No cars are crashed or people killed, but it's a terrific film.