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

  • @aljoe31

    RT @paddypower: Now he's a record breaker, the box office for that Jamie Vardy movie is going to be mental!

  • @Radical_R

    Did one more movie. "Window Licker", it's a good look into a mind of someone suffering mental illness. Contains disturbing content.

  • @larry411

    Name the Movie With Only One Clue via @mental_floss

  • @iamThatDancer

    Watching this movie called Benny and Joon and it's so good and sad at the same time. People who struggle with mental illness break my heart

  • @endsolitary

    RT @NAMI_Tennessee: @endsolitary Hi, we too are very concerned about solitary confinement. You may be interested in our movie about menta…

  • @dignabonillaxo_

    So my psychology paper requires us to watch a movie on a mental disorder

  • @charislogia

    I think I need an extended sabbatical for mental health reasons. I just sobbed uncontrollably at a sad part in a movie. Sobbed. I don't sob.