Hysteria

2011, Comedy, 1h 39m

135 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Hysteria has an amusing subject but its winking, vaguely sarcastic tone doesn't do the movie any favors. Read critic reviews

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Two doctors (Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce) in Victorian England use manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' ills, leading to the invention of the vibrator.

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  • Jun 15, 2018
    A young rebel of a British doctor in turn-of-the-century London gets a new job in a prestigious clinic: caring for the many middle-aged women who're subject to various maladies - all directly related to hysteria. It's a loaded jumping off point for a very interesting tale but this production handles the imagined difficulties with aplomb and charm, ably supplied by the cast who perform with nary a sniggering giggle between them (except for when called for).
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  • May 06, 2013
    An acceptable if not grand period piece about early studies of female stimulation and vibrators. Unfortunately the sensational nature of the piece takes up more attention than the writing.
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  • Apr 20, 2013
    Very likeable film about women's liberty...and the invention of the vibrator.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2013
    A delightful film. Great dialog and performances. The film kind of reminded me of movies like Casanova, Kinsey, and An Ideal Husband. Hugh Dancy shines in the lead role. He has a great on screen chemistry with both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rupert Everettt. Rupert Everett almost steals the films. I definitely recommend this film.
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