Victorian London. Young physician Mortimer Granville (Dancy) gains work as an assistant to Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Pryce), who treats female patients for “hysteria” by giving them manual relief. When Granville begins to suffer from repetitive strain injury, his inventor pal, Edmund St. John-Smythe (Everett), comes up with a mechanical solution and the vibrator is born. Meanwhile, Granville courts Emily Dalrymple (Jones) and befriends her feisty sister, Charlotte (Gyllenhaal).
Lightly humorous, well performed and not nearly as smutty as you might imagine. The earth may not move, but there are tingles of pleasure along the way.
Reviewed by Anna Smith
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