Bear with me, this isn’t your typical period drama. There’s sauciness aplenty in this historical film about two doctors inventing a cure for hysteria in women.
Hard to believe but there genuinely was a time when women were diagnosed with hysteria when irritable, the only cure to be manually… relieved by a doctor, taking a very hands-on approach. In Hysteria two doctors, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce, invent a mechanical cure for the disease, and I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith and the flawless Felicity Jones round off the cast. Have a look at the trailer below, it looks like good clean fun.
We return to a less than active feature to revisit the actress that we created it for in the first place. That actress is Felicity Jones, who is about to become everyone’s new favourite person and we got here first. Back off!
Right now Jones is looking at two releases in the next few months, the moderately well received The Tempest and the “good for what it is” comedy Chalet Girl. With lukewarm reviews for both films you’d expect her career to be far from flying high but that all changed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (more on that later).
At the festival Jones starred in Like Crazy, a raw and romantic dramedy about the struggle to keep a relationship alive across the Atlantic. Not only did the film win the special jury prize, so did Felicity Jones herself, finally marking her out as “the one to watch” or “this year’s Carey Mulligan”. Fingers crossed she doesn’t go cutting off all her hair. With this award under her belt you can expect to see a lot more of Miss Jones over the next the next few years and we can’t wait.
Upcoming projects include Hysteria, a film about the inventor of the vibrator, Page 8, a BBC thriller, This Beautiful Fantastic, a modern fairytale and Trap For Cinderella, a bleak looking drama.
There’s no explaining why we find Felicity Jones so intriguing an actress but it looks like we’re not the only ones any more.
Below is a clip from Like Crazy, it’s not the last you’ll hear of it.