Synopsis: A romantic comedy based on the truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.
Release Date: May 18, 2012
Thoughts: Is it just me or didn’t we already see this movie recently? I feel the topic of the creation of the first vibrator has been, ahem, done to death. Maybe I’m just confusing this with A Dangerous Method which dealt with similar treatment of women’s ‘hysteria’ in the early part of the 20th century. There is a play on this subject, In the Next Room, which will be playing at The Jungle Theater this holiday season so you’ll have lots of ways to get the information you need on the history of this buzzy subject. Oh…and please…why is Maggie Gyllenhaal in this? I’m slightly sick of all these UK films that use entirely UK casts save for one American tacking on a Brit accent. Interestingly enough, Gyllenhaal’s husband, Peter Sarsgaard, royally stunk up An Education with his lousy accent – here’s hoping she didn’t take a page from his playbook and nailed the accent herself.