MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,038 this week

Hysteria (2011)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 20,581 users   Metascore: 53/100
Reviews: 54 user | 184 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hysteria" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hysteria (2011)

Hysteria (2011) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hysteria.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hysteria (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A doctor travels to her hometown of Houston to investigate an epidemic among high school girls that may be spreading through technology.

Stars: Mena Suvari, James McDaniel, Josh Stewart
Red Oaks (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the characters of Red Oaks with the creators of this 80s nostalgia comedy starring Paul Reiser and Jennifer Grey.

Stars: Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Ennis Esmer
Hand of God (TV Series 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A morally-corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo
The Cosmopolitans (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A dramatic comedy about a group of young American expats in Paris searching for love and friendship and an ocean of distance from their past.

Stars: Adam Brody, Carrie MacLemore, Adriano Giannini
Really (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A comedy that revolves around an opinionated group of thirty-something friends in Chicago.

Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke, Hayes MacArthur
Hysteria I (2014)
Thriller

Explores the psyche of a new mother as she confronts the gnawing sense that her long-awaited newborn son is not her own.

Director: Barbara Stepansky
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director: Donald Rice
Stars: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds
SoulBoy (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

Director: Shimmy Marcus
Stars: Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen
Adam I (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer
Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Fannie
...
Molly
...
Lady St. John-Smythe
Malcolm Rennie ...
Lord St. John-Smythe
Kim Criswell ...
Georgie Glen ...
Mrs. Parsons
Elisabet Johannesdottir ...
Mrs. Pearce
Linda Woodhall ...
Nurse Smalley
...
Lady Wheaton
John Overstall ...
Mr. Huddleston
Edit

Storyline

In 1880 pioneering doctor Mortimer Granville,sacked from various hospitals for challenging his superiors' out-moded methods,gets a job with Dr Dalrymple,who relieves female patients' frustrations - or hysteria - with pelvic massages which allow orgasm. The handsome young doctor attracts a large female clientele and gets engaged to Dalrymple's studious younger daughter Emily but after the constant massaging brings on a carpal injury he is sacked. Fortunately an enterprising inventor friend has come up with a power operated feather duster which will soon be transformed into a vibrator and make Mortimer a fortune. Along the way he also realises that his heart really lies with Emily's older sister Charlotte,an outspoken suffragette who runs a home for disadvantaged women in London's East End. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He created an invention that turned on half the world. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Histeria  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$35,656 (USA) (18 May 2012)

Gross:

$1,799,187 (USA) (21 September 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dr. Granville’s electromechanical vibrator was portable but had a wet cell battery that weighed about 40 pounds. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper photograph of Doctor Granville is taken with flash powder in a flash pan. The story takes place in 1880 and flash powder was not invented until 1885. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Bellamy: I truly don't even know why I'm here, doctor.
[pen scraping]
Mrs. Bellamy: Well, of course it's difficult running a large household by oneself. And raising four children is exacting, but they're wonderful, wonderful children. And my husband, he's a good man. A very hard worker. Um... Ahem. Well, there is just one thing. Sometimes at night, when he comes to me, I imagine myself splitting his fat bald head with a great large ax.
[pen scraping]
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits images of several different vibrators throughout history are shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz No. 1 in E flat major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Idil Biret
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hysterically funny
30 October 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film this night at the Leiden Film Festival where it was the final film. I think what makes it funny is that it is a subject we can all relate to (* even the men) although it something one rarely discusses in public. The majority of the crowd were all women, but there were some men as well. The organizers also held a lottery, handing out numbers---the prizes where vibrators generally donated by a sexshop. Surprisingly, a lot of men won a vibrators, perhaps they need it even more;)....(you probably get it if you see the film).

I also really enjoyed the beautiful set and costumes, it made it very convincing and the acting was great. You can see all the actors had as much fun acting in this movie, as we had watching it.

I want to own this film on DVD:)


58 of 87 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Maggie's accent ema351
Sin Jin? slgr7
Rated R? BoredFoe
Rip Off SamE1331
Has Rupert Everett suffered Bell's palsy, or too much botox? dubyah1
The historical backdrop for this movie! seeker-27
Discuss Hysteria (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?