Three sentence movie reviews: Hysteria
This movie is clever in that way that women–for most of history viewed as nothing more than chattel–have had to be clever in that it seems to be a story about a man inventing an ingenious device and finding success and love, but which also tells us the story of women lining up for a “treatment” that I suspect most of them knew did nothing for their diagnosis of hysteria, but was beneficial none the less. Great performances all around. This is a light and funny film best taken with a glass of wine and some chocolate after a long hard day of being female.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.
poster from IMP Awards
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I saw this movie a while ago and was taken with Hugh Dancy! So much that I thought I, too, should have sufferings of Hysteria!
As an aside, anytime a woman, historically had any ill mood, she was either shipped off to the sanitarium or bled by the leeches, so this was a “pleasant” new treatment! Wink!
I can’t believe they made a movie of this topic! I love it. Looks like it has a great cast.