HYSTERIA, a mischievously inspired romantic comedy set in the late 19th century, is based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world's first electromechanical vibrator in the name of medical science. The film stars Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, alongside Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett and Felicity Jones.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It's happy to get the big facts broadly right, as long as it's allowed to have a little fun with the rest.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 05.24.2012
For a light entertainment, this romantic comedy delivers an impressive amount of feminist rhetoric and historical detail.Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 05.24.2012
The problem with "Hysteria" is that it keeps patting itself and us on the back for knowing better.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 06.07.2012
"Hysteria," with its period costumes and English accents, seems like a much better movie than it is.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 05.24.2012