Mental Poster

Release Date: March 29th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
After his wife is committed to a psychiatric facility, a distracted politician (Anthony LaPaglia) hires a crazy hitchhiker (Toni Collette) to take care of his five dysfunctional daughters.

Cast: Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman, Lily Sullivan

Director: P.J. Hogan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Screen Australia

Distributors: Dada Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The hippie heroine of this wacky Aussie comedy cheerfully theorizes that Australia was actually originally settled not by convicts but by mental patients — which may possibly explain the antics of Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, among others. show more

  • Not every cute movie about the mentally ill is Oscar worthy, but this touching and riotous one from Down Under works well enough. show more

  • 55

    Even though Hogan has some terrific actors to work with — Toni Collette and Liev Schreiber among them — it's never clear what he's trying to say or do with Mental. show more

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