Dr Granville had the cure for the ladies of London. But there was one woman he could not tame.
Based on true events, in 1880 London, the handsome young Dr Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a believer in modern medical theories, lands a position as the assistant to society doctor Robert Dalrymple. Dalrymple is a specialist in the female ailment hysteria a catch-all diagnosis that seems to be affecting half of Englands women!
Their treatment involves a literal hands-on method and demand becomes so great that Dalrymple and Mortimer cannot keep up with curing women.
To keep Mortimer working, Dalrymple promises him has business and marriage to his beautiful young daughter. But when Mortimer falls for Dalrymples older and unconventional daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), his future looks doubtful. In desperation, he invents a machine that will at least solve his medical challenges the worlds first vibrator.
In the delightful spirit of Calendar Girls, Hysteria takes a rather remarkable and daring true story and turns it into a gentle, warm-hearted comedy.
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