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Mental

comedy, drama


A new comedy from the director and star of Muriel's Wedding; a family in need is taken over by a renegade nanny with a style all her own.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    40%
  • Audience Score
    56%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    40%
    reviews counted: 10
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  • Audience

    56%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Wrong is wrong. And 'Mental' gets it wrong in too many ways.

- Cath Clarke, Time Out, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rotten: 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.

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

- Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Friday, March 29, 2013

Audience Reviews

4 stars

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.

- romy861, Monday, April 1, 2013

4 stars

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.

- romy861, Monday, April 1, 2013

3 stars

The family is mental and their adventures are mental, but it is a very entertaining story all the way to the very happy ending.

- Hamee, Friday, July 12, 2013