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Rated R for sexual content.

R In Theaters 05/18/2012 , 95min.
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July 11, 2012
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
A little slow but interesting history lesson;
June 30, 2012
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
June 28, 2012
Loved it! How refreshing to have an adult-type movie without foul language and nudity!
June 18, 2012
you know who knows the history behind this, my friend who does Temptations Parties, Chris Crowley, awesome movie though in it's own right.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Hysteria, is a pleasurable diversion, even if it could have used a touch more spark in the writing. Full Review
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. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Dancy manages a few sly moments, and Everett is as ever a scene-stealer, if barely recognizable under a beard and altered features, and with a raspy voice. But the estimable Pryce and Jones are wasted, along with many other fine thesps, while Gyllenhaal works too gratingly hard in an already strained role. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
While a delicate topic would seem to require a delicate touch, Wexler goes more for cheeky entertainment. To some degree, it works. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Hysteria's "hook" is that it chronicles the development of one of the 20th century's most popular home appliances: the vibrator. However, although the details surrounding the deplorable state of women's medicine during the Victorian era are intriguing, the central story - a romantic comedy between a progressive woman and a forward-thinking doctor - is flaccid. Full Review

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