3.5

Hysteria

Comedy Romance


 

The reworked truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Set in Victorian London, this story is a cheeky reminder of just how recent modern medicine is. While the advent of the vibrator is sufficient to stimulate interest, it's the central romance that is the most entertaining cinematic device. "Hysteria" is tastefully done and inoffensive; viewing won't cause blushing let alone paroxysms. The veracity of the historical content may be a little dubious but nonetheless this is an amusing movie. Not hysterical, but it may tickle your fancy.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 12th July 2012
100 mins