His wife Shirley Rebecca Gibney institutionalized following a complete mental breakdown, philandering family patriarch Barry Moochmore Anthony LaPaglia impulsively hires eccentric vagabond Shaz Toni Collette to be a nanny to their five daughters. As Shaz instills the unpopular girls with a much-needed dose of self confidence, fearless shark hunter Trevor Liev Schreiber shows up unexpectedly, and throws a spanner in the works.
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His wife Shirley Rebecca Gibney institutionalized following a complete mental breakdown, philandering family patriarch Barry Moochmore Anthony LaPaglia impulsively hires eccentric vagabond Shaz Toni Collette to be a nanny to their five daughters. As Shaz instills the unpopular girls with a much-needed dose of self confidence, fearless shark hunter Trevor Liev Schreiber shows up unexpectedly, and throws a spanner in the works.
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There's a long tradition of movies aimed squarely at kids who feel like outsiders, films about embracing what makes you different, even amid the cruel, pro-conformity landscape of suburbia. But by definition, these pictures can be few and far between for any given viewer in the midst of surviving teenage hell -- how many of these life-giving movies can possibly hit theaters before you make it to graduation? Luckily, young viewers can get a mega dose of Dare to be Different Cinema with a single screening of the 2012 Australian entry into the genre, Mental, a flick so ballsy, wild, and over-the-top that it could sustain any proud iconoclast for quite a while. Some may remember writer/director P.J. Hogan for his quirky 1994 sleeper hit Muriel's Wedding. Another treatise on the power of being unlike those around you, the film starred a then-22-year-old Toni Collette as the hopelessly strange Muriel, whose emotionally stunted parents and shallow, mall-zombie community made her feel like a loser until she learned the vital lesson of all not-like-the-others protagonists: You don't fit in because you're better than these idiots. Well, almost 20 years later, Collette is now playing the veteran nonconformist of the cast, leading a family of terminally strange sisters toward that same mountaintop of self-actualization. We get to know all five of the Moochmore sisters, but the main character is 16-year-old Coral Lily Sullivan, who is the one most often forced to take care of business -- however ineptly -- when their sweet but incapable mother Rebecca Gibney goes off the psychological deep end and starts singing show tunes in the backyard while their distant father Anthony LaPaglia, the womanizing mayor of their trashy, cultureless town, is taking one of his usual two-three week unexplained absences. Being the eldest, Coral has been imbibing the family's dysfunction the longest and is proportionately miserable, though all of the Moochmore sisters are so desperate for a way to understand their outcast status -- particularly compared to their neat-freak neighbor and perfectionist, doll-making aunt -- that they assume the acidic taunts they receive all the time are true, and that like their mom, they are each some flavor of "mental." When mom's issues finally come to a head and land her in the local psych ward, it's out of the question for their dad to abandon his reelection campaign and many hot female staffers and stay home to take care of his daughters. So he picks up a mysterious bohemian/biker chick named Shaz Collette and brings her home to be the girls' nanny. But what he doesn't know is that Shaz is more than just a free spirit with a bowie knife tucked into her cowboy boot who'll look after his girls for dirt cheap: She's a revolutionary nonconformist who immediately recognizes her destiny to set the Moochmore sisters straight. They aren't crazy, she teaches them, but the next step in human evolution. It's the rest of their shallow, gossipy town that are crazy. Like a ferocious Mary Poppins, Shaz leads her charges on wild adventures to prove to them their power, like midnight climbs up the side of a mountain and barging in on that cleanliness-obsessed neighbor and her sparkling-white couch on the day all the girls have their period. The story is told with hyperactive energy and unapologetically broad humor. Fans of Muriel's Wedding will remember the obnoxious neon colors and unrelentingly cartoonish style that made that film such a fun ride, and Mental is even more wild and crazy, packing every scene with enough chaotic sensory overload to fully illustrate just how easy it can be for life to drive you insane. Hogan never pauses for a breath between scenes, and certainly never shies away from letting the antics get deliciously coarse -- especially if that means Shaz lighting a fart on fire or shoving some snippy mean girl's face into a jelly donut. Maybe Hogan shaped his filmmaking style for this picture around Collette's million-megahertz interpretation of her character's radical behavior, or maybe it was the other way around, but regardless, the result is a new classic Teen Misfit Movie that looms as large as the continent it came from.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • UPC: 025192181009
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,659

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toni Collette Shaz
Liev Schreiber Trevor Blundell, Trevor
Anthony LaPaglia Barry Moochmore
Rebecca Gibney Shirley Moochmore
Kerry Fox Nancy
Caroline Goodall Doris
Deborah Mailman Sandra
Lily Sullivan Coral Moochmore
Sam Clark Trout
Hayley Magnus Donna
Malorie O'Neill Michelle Moochmore
Nicole Freeman Leanne Moochmore
Chelsea Bennett Kayleen Moochmore
Bethany Whitmore Jane Moochmore
Technical Credits
P.J. Hogan Director, Screenwriter
Jill Bilcock Editor
Tim Chappel Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Fellman Producer
Bernard Galbally Musical Direction/Supervision
Sean Gesell Co-producer
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary Hamilton Executive Producer
Jane Jacob Musical Direction/Supervision
Lee Soon Kie Executive Producer
Christine King Casting
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Bryce Menzies Executive Producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse Producer
John Sim Associate Producer
Graham Walker Production Designer
Michael Yezerski Score Composer
Janet Zucker Producer
Jerry Zucker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mental
1. Chapter 1 [6:35]
2. Chapter 2 [8:21]
3. Chapter 3 [4:53]
4. Chapter 4 [6:19]
5. Chapter 5 [7:37]
6. Chapter 6 [5:49]
7. Chapter 7 [4:10]
8. Chapter 8 [3:21]
9. Chapter 9 [8:33]
10. Chapter 10 [:12]
11. Chapter 11 [4:20]
12. Chapter 12 [4:44]
13. Chapter 13 [5:12]
14. Chapter 14 [5:40]
15. Chapter 15 [6:32]
16. Chapter 16 [5:44]
17. Chapter 17 [7:25]
18. Chapter 18 [4:40]
19. Chapter 19 [4:22]
20. Chapter 20 [5:03]
21. Chapter 21 [5:55]
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Disc #1 -- Mental
   Bonus Features
         Play All
         Toni Collette: 'Shaz'
         Anthony Lapaglia: 'Barry'
         Rebecca Gibney: 'Shirley'
         Caroline Goodall: 'Doris'
         Deborah Mailman: 'Sandra'
         Lily Sullivan: 'Coral'
         Sam Clark: 'Trout'
         P.J. Hogan: Writer/Director
         Janet Zucker: Producer
         Jerry Zucker: Producer
         Donald McAlpine: Director Of Photography
         Todd Fellman: Producer
      Theatrical Trailer
         English SDH Subtitles: On
         Español Subtitles: On
         Français Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
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