River Phoenix’s final film before he died 20 years ago has been revived and restored, and will premiere at the Miami Film Festival.
The Rock and Bruce Willis. Fighting evil. Together. We’re so, so on board with this.
A historical comedy telling of how the vibrator was originally invented for a perceived medical purpose, Hysteria’s story may find its roots in an era less advanced than our own, but with “haven’t we come far” serving essentially as both the film’s plot and its only joke, any sense of modern sophistication soon gets old fast. After all, if the prospect of an overweight Italian lady bursting into operatic song whilst climaxing on a doctor’s table can be billed as the peak of 21st Century hilarity, it seems society still has a long way to go.