Screen Play: "Hysteria"

A funny (and touching) period piece


All work and no play gives Dr. Mortimer a cramped hand in Tanya Wexler’s rom com set during the age of the Virgin Queen. When curing lady patients’ ailments with a little hands-on stimulation becomes too taxing, Dr. Mortimer, played by Hugh Dancy, turns to good vibrations from a handy device. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Felicity Jones round out the cast of the pleasure piece that generated plenty of buzz on the festival circuit.
It’s like: The Vibrator Play meets One Day.
Take: Some alone time.
Premieres: May 18

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Photo: Liam Daniel / Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics