Writer/director P.J. Hogan’s new comedy, Mental opens in limited theaters today, March 29, and you can watch an exclusive clip below.
In the film, the Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illnessbecause if theyre not crazy then theyre 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 shes on holiday) he finds himself alone with 5 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.