Sunday, July 07, 2013
Hysteria (Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler; directed by: Tanya Wexler)
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith
Why I loved this film: Set in the 19th century, it tells the interesting story of how Mortimer Granville created the first vibrator.
Due to a fine script and great cast this comedy manages to keep the laughs going throughout the entire movie. It also counts on the presence of Maggie Gyllenhaal, who gives an explosively vibrant portrayal of a woman who will not slot herself into the societal norms of her gender at this time period - leading us towards female rights.
Hysteria is certainly nothing to write home about, but it is a nice change from many of the current 'fight' movies around and it certainly surprised me!