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Mental [DVD]

Toni Collette , Liev Schreiber , PJ Hogan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney
  • Directors: PJ Hogan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 April 2013
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009L5CRDI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,191 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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P.J. Hogan writes and directs this raucous Australian comedy. Toni Collette stars as Shaz, a hippy hitchhiker who is randomly recruited as a live-in nanny by philandering politician and father of five wayward girls Barry (Anthony LaPaglia) after his wife is committed to a psychiatric hospital. But it soon transpires that Shaz, far from being a stabilising influence on this most dysfunctional of families, has brought along plenty of issues of her own.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Mental is both extremely funny and a life affirming story about coping with the stresses that come from life and the inside of your head. Toni Collette puts in an amazing performance as Mary Poppins on the run from an asylum.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE'S NOT HEAVY, SHE'S YOUR SISTER 8 Jun 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Shirley (Rebecca Gibney) and her family of girls all think they are crazy. They self-diagnose from the Internet. Barry, their absentee father (Anthony LaPaglia), is also the mayor of the town. He decides to solve the issue by having Shirley committed and provides for the girls by putting Shaz (Toni Collette) in charge of them. He picked her up hitch hiking.

Shaz has her own way of doing things and explains that all of Australia is crazy. Her antics have an ulterior motive which we discover late in the film. Shaz has a refreshing brutal honesty to her approach.

The movie is a bit long. The first hour is zany and will have you laughing out loud. The film then shifts into a more serious mode, imitating a dark comedy up to the heart warming ending that brings it home from the opening. Good one P.J. Hogan.

The film is a must for quirky indie lovers.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, groping, brief nudity (Lily Sullivan, Sam Clark-rear)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to wet your pants laughing! 7 Mar 2013
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This is such a scream, Deborah Mailman sing "My Boomerang Won't Come back" is a highlight of this hilarious comedy.
It has a great story line, and Toni Collette is at her brilliant best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it... 18 Dec 2013
By N. Hunt
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My husband & I recently saw this film on TV. It's not often we agree on films, but we both loved this. Didn't know what to expect, but it's really funny. The film tackles the often taboo subject of mental health with humour, but it doesn't offend.
I liked this film so much I bought the DVD for a friend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 31 Oct 2013
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This film had lots of laughs and also many twists and turns which kept you guessing. Not one boring moment. Really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Poppins on steroids !! 28 Jun 2013
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Excellent hilarious take on the Mary Poppins theme, a bit crude and politically incorrect at times but all the funnier for it. It should be watched by anyone who thinks they're strange or doesn't fit in with the accepted idea of what it is to be "normal". Worth watching alone for the side splitting end scene. Toni Collette is probably the best actress to come out of Australia for decades.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 16 May 2014
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This film is very funny, also very silly and probably best watched with friends. I really enjoyed it but a lot of the humour is probably not suitable for those looking for anything intellectually challenging.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this more than I expected 4 April 2014
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Not as childish as I thought it would be, though still a family film. Less sugary than Disney and a few curveballs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't think I would like it but offbeat and funnier than expected
I had never heard of this DVD but rented it on a whim and liked it so much I bought it. Based in Australia a mother fed up with her husbands cheating goes to a mental hospital for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stacey Channing
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming and funny.
I thought it was original, off the wall, funny and endearing. Toni Collette was a complete standout and the girls do a great job too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joanne
4.0 out of 5 stars Tell your problems to whats-her-name!
It's a story too weird to be true -- after his wife is committed to a mental hospital, a neglectful politician hires a hitchhiker to care for his kids. Read more
Published 5 months ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
I will watch this film over and over and have bought other copies as presents .It is hilarious as well as being deeply moving and asks serious questions about the nature of what is... Read more
Published 6 months ago by naomi warner
2.0 out of 5 stars terrible, comedy?????
awfull film not in the least bit funny, think it must be the worst comedy ive seen so far if thats what you call it.
Published 11 months ago by rubie jewel
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful film!
This is a bitter-sweet film, full of surprises and people who you never know what they will do next. Excellent script and casting! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Suzanne Hauwaert
4.0 out of 5 stars MENTAL DVD starring Toni Collette
Very funny dvd - watched it on video when flying back from Australia this year.

Thought it would be great to send to a friend when I got back back to Blighty.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Frances Napper
5.0 out of 5 stars Has its moments.
A bit of an odd film - comedey or horror or crime? Not sure which.

However the film does work well and was very enjoyable to watch with some genuinely funny and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Filmcrazy
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