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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[5.75/10] Hysteria (2011)

Hysteria (2011)

QuickRating: This British period comedy about the invention of the vibrator is well-acted, nicely-shot, somewhat original and has an incredibly likable and truly engaging cast, that includes the charming and talented Maggie Gyllenhaal, but sadly, "Hysteria" is not nearly as funny or witty as it sounds, nor is particularly memorable of brilliantly inventive. It really could have been sensational, but it ends up being mildly enjoyable and very average.


6 comments:

Candice Frederick said...

yeah, this movie wasn't so progressive.

George Beremov (Nebular) said...

Candice, yeah, sadly it wasn't. I expected a lot more. Having said that, I still enjoyed it.

Melissa Bradley said...

I adore Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett. I think they are two of the best actors working. I was hoping this one would be better. Not a Mags fan, she was the weakest part of Dark Knight for me. I think she plays the same woman every time just like Keira Knightly and the always wooden Kristen Stewart.

George Beremov (Nebular) said...

I disagree about Maggie. I think she's a capable actress, but directors don't really give her a chance. I disagree about Keira too. There's something about her I love. :) The movie had an intriguing premise, but it wasn't as funny as I expected it to be.

farawayeyes said...

Sad to hear. The preview looked promising. I'll probably rent it anyway.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

farawayeyes, it's not bad, it's just nothing special.