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Mental (2013)

Mental

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

March 29, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

116 min.

Studio

Dada Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

P.J. Hogan

Producer

Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Todd Fellman, Jocelyn Moorhouse

Screenwriter

P.J. Hogan

Starring

Story


Told in colorful, comedic and musical interludes - with all the pop sensibilities you have come to expect from a PJ Hogan film, MENTAL tells the quirky, comedic and often inspiring story of the Moochmore family. The Moochmore girls are certain they suffer from some kind of undiagnosed neurotic mental issue - because after all, if they're not crazy then they're just unpopular. Unable to cope with her peculiar daughters and Barry (LaPaglia), her unsupportive, philandering politician husband, Shirley (Gibney) lives in the fantastical world of the Family Von Trapp and the songs of The Sound of Music. When her delusions become too much to bear, Barry commits Shirley to a mental hospital and finds himself alone with five teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up an eccentric hitchhiker named Shaz (Collette), who becomes the girls' nanny and transforms their lives with her unconventional beliefs. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However, she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs. If not for a shark hunter (Schreiber) who throws a twist in to their plans, there may just be a happy ending.

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Poster of Dada Films' Mental (2013)
Poster of Dada Films' Mental (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a lot of times, you simply want the jabbering characters to shut up..”
by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic]
“..but the crazy quilt of a movie that resulted feels anything but real..”
by Gary Goldstein [Los Angeles Times]
“..the intermittent one-liners can't sustain the film's overweight running time, its disjointed plotting and its several false endings..”
by Fiona Williams [sbs.com.au]