Mental (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Mental is a well-acted black comedy that suffers from jarring tonal shifts and a lack of comic discipline.


Movie Info

Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, MENTAL is written and directed by PJ Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. The comedy stars Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, The Sixth Sense), Liev Schreiber (Salt, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace, Balibo), Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters), Kerry Fox (Cloudstreet, Bright Star), Caroline Goodall (Dorian Gray) Deborah Mailman … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: P.J. Hogan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2013
Runtime:
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Cast


as Coral Moochmore

as Trevor Blundell

as Barry Moochmore

as Shirley Moochmore

as Nancy

as Trout

as Michelle Moochmore

as Leanne Moochmore

as Kayleen Moochmore

as Jane Moochmore
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Critic Reviews for Mental

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (10)

The heart of Hogan's film is in the right place, and Collette is masterful as an agent of anarchy.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The scenery Down Under looks great and you certainly can't write off a film where Liev Schreiber plays a shark hunter.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

Writer-director P.J. Hogan may have based "Mental" on an actual incident from his childhood, but the crazy quilt of a movie that resulted feels anything but real.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

"Mental" wildly overplays the kookiness and quirk.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

A lot of times, you simply want the jabbering characters to shut up.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Mental skewers the easy-on and -off labels of psychiatry, but some sequences, particularly one of "bad dreams," are sophomoric.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mental

I think that the people that wrote, and produced this movie, are mental....really dumb movie.

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Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Nice movie, really enjoyed it. Toni Colette was a little over the top, but I loved the teenage cast - especially Lilly Sullivan as Coral. The relationship between her and Trout I thought played really nicely. Good moral to the story which normalizes the little quirks and hang ups most of us have.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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