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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Hugh Dancy , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Jonathan Pryce , Felicity Jones , Rupert Everett , Sheridan Smith , Kim Criswell , Elisabet Johannesdottir

Director: Tanya Wexler

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Hysteria (2011)

Release Date: May 18th, 2012|1 hr. 39 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There is no denying that every time Gyllenhaal steps into a frame she takes a sleeping movie and wakes it up. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The comic elements of this semi-factual tale are heavy-handed, and a key romance falls flat. Despite its titillating subject matter, Hysteria is only mildly stimulating. The final third of the story meanders during a tedious trial and clumsy speechifying. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hysteria is a romantic comedy, not an erotic one. show more

  • July 11, 2012 gailmkennedy
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    Excellent...informative, amusing, well acted and considering the subject matter, totally discretely done with out nudity, foul language or appealing to purient interest. Very entertaining and extremely funny

  • July 02, 2012 gpolo10111
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    A little slow but interesting history lesson;

  • June 30, 2012 doreen90755
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    One of my favorite movies in a long, long time ! Amazing to me, that they could tell this story with no nudity, foul language, and have it be so, so funny ! The whole theater howled with laughter, and we all applauded at the end. I ******* had a larger distribution so everyone could see it

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