Hysteria Synopsis
Two doctors (Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce) in Victorian England give women good vibrations.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Whenever Rupert Everett appears as a rich fellow who distinctly does not fancy ladies, it's a hysterical history lesson of the hilarious...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Considering the subject, ripe with titillating possibilities, it's surprisingly about as sexy as a week-old meat loaf. Tastefully directed...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Hysteria is a romantic comedy, not an erotic one.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Hysteria, is a pleasurable diversion, even if it could have used a touch more spark in the writing.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture is at least spirited, a jaunty trifle that's low on eroticism but high on cartoony coquettishness. Like the little motorized...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The comic elements of this semi-factual tale are heavy-handed, and a key romance falls flat. Despite its titillating subject matter,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While a delicate topic would seem to require a delicate touch, Wexler goes more for cheeky entertainment. To some degree, it works.
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60

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Hysteria, a disappointingly limp ode to the invention of the vibrator, plays like a Merchant Ivory Production of "Portnoy's Complaint."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There is no denying that every time Gyllenhaal steps into a frame she takes a sleeping movie and wakes it up.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The problem with Hysteria is that it keeps patting itself and us on the back for knowing better.
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By michelle_remmers
This movie really surprised me I didn't know Doctors were allowed to do that to women back then. It had a good story and was funny....

Hysterically terrific movie

By rjl24
Well worth the time and price of a ticket. A great date movie. Entertaining, and makes you think. And it is about entrepreneurs also! But the story line is in itself heartwarming and charming. A...

Hysteria

By scatteredsun409
It was very well done - actors/actresses were great - cute and funny with a little romance!...

A Fun Movie

By Nosofsky
Everything you could possibly want in a movie is in this one, writing, acting, funny, etc. It is definatlty for a muture audience. MUST SEE THIS!...

Fantastic!

By hquest_98
I have not seen a film like this in a long time. It had all the elements of a good movie, in my opinion - great acting, directing, editing, producing, writing, etc. I thought it was done in a very...

This is the softest porn film you will ever see but those who should see it won't

By ekvegas
This is the softest porn film you will ever see but those embroiled in the war on women, who should see this movie, will once again miss the message that, that if we keep control over our own...

HYSTERIA

By pattyipp
ABSOLUTE DELIGHT !!!...

A FILM ADDRESSING FEMALE FRUSTRATIONS AND ITS ICONIC CURE!

By Peneflix
Hysteria, a derivative of the Greek word "hystera" meaning uterus, a malady uniquely female; symptoms included fainting, nervous disorders, erratic behavior, in essence a euphemism for sexual...

Lots Of Laughs

By raggedyann6
Great movie to go see with girlfriends. The theater we saw it in had only one man in the audience brave soul that he was. All of the audience laughed out loud, yes parts were silly but I thought it...

History of a Less Prudish Time

By SpiritMatter
Our society has always been obsessed with sexual behavior.....not their own often dysfunctional behavior but the sexual behavior of others. Our society has become schizophrenic with a few hedonists...

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Rated R | For Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Movie about sex toy invention isn't all that graphic.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF