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Rated R · 95 min. · 2012

Comedy, Romance


Despite the subject matter, there's not much to recommend this picture, except perhaps to witness the formidable talents of Maggie Gyllenhaal going to waste. As the daughter of a doctor grown rich from treating sexually frustrated women by inducing them to orgasm, Gyllenhaal flounces, flirts, preaches and punches, doing her best to make this film worth a damn. She's an interesting, intelligent actor, and I look forward to her someday having an opportunity to revisit this period of history by playing someone like Emma Goldman or Margaret Sanger in a better film.


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Official Site: www.facebook.com/Hysteriamovie
Director: Tanya Wexler
Writer: Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer and Howard Gensler
Producer: Sarah Curtis, Judy Cairo and Tracey Becker
Cast: Rupert Everett, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce, Anna Chancellor, Gemma Jones and Tobias Menzies

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