Mental Rated NR

Mental NR PT116M


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 a' because after all, if they're not crazy then they are 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 girlsa 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.

Running Time
1 hr 56 min
Release Date
March 29, 2013

Movie Buzz

  • @SerenaSugawara

    Authorities revealed John Russel Houser was denied a gun permit and treated for mental health issues prior to the movie theater shooting

  • @1oldlostsoul

    Back to the movie I have to see. I'm into the creatures in it. Their mental looking. imo #GHWP

  • @HollandDayInn

    One of my friends wanted me to watch "12 Years Of A Slave" I can't watch that movie because it takes me down a mental path I don't like.

  • @jacknevada125

    RT @davidehrlich: film blogger / escaped mental patient Jeff Wells has started fat-shaming movie extras, by the way.

  • @waterresistance

    This movie is mental

  • @rgrady4sure

    Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop him from buying gun #makemoneyontheinternet

  • @mental_poet

    RT @TheLouieDMusic: My life is a movie, yours truly the writer 😎