Hysteria

Hysteria is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler. It stars Felicity JonesMaggie GyllenhaalRupert Everett and Hugh Dancy.[1] The film, set in the Victorian era, shows how the medical management of hysteria led to the invention of the vibrator.[1] The film’s title refers to the once-common medical diagnosis of female hysteria. (Wikipedia)

The latest movie to hit the cinemas here. I went to an early screening of it for “Chicks at The Flicks” last night. I had little to no idea what it was about but as it was a chance for me to get out again with a couple of friends, have a glass of wine & a giggle, I was game. I had only seen a very brief clip of it at last month’s ‘outing’ & caught a glimpse of the clothing typical of the 1880’s & wasn’t really that blown away. Granted it was only about a minutes worth of footage! I now know why they chose the footage that they did though!

It was H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!!!! I was in tears at one point from laughing so hard! If you haven’t heard about it or seen a preview, check it out here. Only a short clip but gives you a little taste of where the laughs may be! Based on true facts (I did google it as I was a little bitty skeptical) about how, until 1952, Hysteria was an actual medical diagnosis for woman. You have to read about it, it’s crazy! Crazy funny that is, to imagine this type of thing happening, especially in those times!

I won’t go into detail as it will give too much away but do yourself a favour, grab a couple of girlfriends & go and watch it. The men folk among us may cringe so leave them at home to babysit!

Hysteria Poster
courtesy of filmofilia.com
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