A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family’s life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness – because if they’re not crazy then they’re just unpopular. Their mother Shirley (Rebecca Gibney), unable to cope with her demanding daughters and unsupported by her philandering politician husband, Barry (Anthony LaPaglia), suffers a nervous breakdown. After Barry commits his wife to a mental hospital (telling his constituents that “she’s on holiday”) he finds himself alone with five teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up a hitchhiker named Shaz (Toni Collette) and installs her in his home as nanny to his daughters.
How far both multi-Oscar nominee Toni Collette and My Best Friend’s Wedding and Muriel’s Wedding director, P. J. Hogan, have fallen.
Mental makes its debut on Video On Demand and in theaters the same day, a sure sign of a movie box office stinkeroo.