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
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
The movie also makes all the right noises about female sexual liberation. But its good intentions are undermined by sniggering jokes...Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 05.31.2012
Good vibrations all around.Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 05.31.2012
Director Tanya Wexler plays things broadly at times, but "Hysteria" has good fun with history while coming off far more wholesome than salacious.Tom Long, Detroit News, 06.14.2012