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Mixed Nuts: Hogan’s Latest a Welcome Return to Roots
After almost two decades knocking around the studio system after the success of his 1994 hit Muriel’s Wedding landed him in Hollywood, Australian director P.J. Hogan returns to his homeland and reunites with leading lady Toni Collette for Mental, one of his most heartfelt features to date. While his latest may not come close to usurping the greatness of Muriel, it sees Hogan once again utilizing his madcap zaniness and over the top flourishes to explore otherwise serious and emotionally heavy motifs. While he always seems to be riding the fine line of schmaltz and kitsch, Hogan’s strongest asset is his ability to disarm us with goofy humor in order to expertly explore serious issues as well as combat stereotypes.
The Moochmore family has always been the odd neighborhood family. While perpetually absent dad Barry (Anthony Lapaglia) may be the town mayor, »
- Nicholas Bell
DaDa Films has unveiled the first trailer for Mental, director P.J. Hogan's new comedy that will debut both in theaters and on iTunes March 29. Toni Collette stars as Shaz, a hitchhiker who is recruited by a desperate husband and father (Anthony Lapaglia) to become the nanny of his five precocious daughters. Take a look at the first footage from this Australian comedy, also starring Liev Schreiber, Caroline Goodall, and Rebecca Gibney.
Mental - Trailer
Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, Mental is written and directed by P.J. Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. It stars Golden Globe Winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy, The Sixth Sense) in a film that reunites her with P.J. Hogan for the first time since the iconic Muriel's Wedding seventeen years ago.
The Moochmore girls are all certain »
2 items from 2013
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