Mental

2015
  |  111 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

When Sound of Music-obsessed mom (Rebecca Gibney) is carted off to a mental hospital, her philandering husband Barry (Anthony LaPaglia) recruits eccentric hitchhiker Shaz (Toni Collette) to move in and look after his five neurotic daughters. However, Shaz's unorthodox programme of self-assertion strikes a chord with the emotionally damaged girls and they begin to stand up for themselves. Australian writer-director PJ Hogan (Muriel's Wedding) draws on his childhood to fashion a riotously ribald comedy distinguished by a fizzingly winning performance from Collette as the livewire, self-styled shrink-with-a-secret.