Hysteria

He created an invention that turned on half the world


Hysteria
A light-hearted look at how that favourite female sex toy, the vibrator, came to be invented. Set in Victorian England, an aspiring doctor is struggling to help his desperate female patients. By chance he visits an inventor friend, who lends him a feather duster. One thing leads to another, and the result was the first electrical vibrator, complete with a 20 kg battery ...

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex).
Comedy, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit
I know what we can do with that ...
I know what we can do with that ...

Credits

Cast
Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen
Director
Tanya Wexler
ScreenplayStephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler
MusicGast Waltzing
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingJon Gregory
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byA large consortium of European companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageModerate, sexual innuendoes, 'verbal sexual references'
NudityNone
SexStrongly implied, frequent, sustained (without nudity)
ViolenceBrief, mild, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseMild, drinking of wine (socially)
CommentsThe classification committee's decision is based on the complex and mature 'sexual themes' with a strong impact, as well as the strongly implied scenes of sexual stimulation without nudity, with a strong impact and of an intensity that may be disturbing to persons under 16 years.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconSlighty amusing in the moment
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconVerrassend kuis vir vibrator as fokus.
10
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead quote iconDalrymple goes to great length to explain that the
18
The Citizen
Peter Veldman quote iconGood vibrations
16
Box Office
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote iconThough the film is a fairly plastic British period piece with all the intimacy of a Hitachi Wand, the script captures some delicate and intelligent facets of a tensely conflicted era.
10
Metacritic.com
33 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
117 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHysteria has an amusing subject but its winking, vaguely sarcastic tone doesn't do the movie any favors.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
42 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
9704 Netizens quote iconAbsolutely delightful film.
13

Average .. 61%

12

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