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'Mental' review: Toni Collette and director P. J. Hogan revisit their comical past

28 March 2013 9:46 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

In his salad days, Aussie director P. J. Hogan specialized in daft, edgy comedies about wildly eccentric characters, people so giddy they'd burst into song when words failed them.

And the world fell in love with Toni Collette's Abba obsession in "Muriel's Wedding," and with Rupert Everett launching into "I Say a Little Prayer" in "My Best Friend's Wedding."

Hogan, lately consigned to the likes of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," takes a stab at recapturing that past with "Mental," an Australian dramedy built around mental illness and the loony "nanny" who takes it on herself to torment those who torment a mentally ill woman. And if "Mental" it doesn't quite come off, it's at least comforting for us and Hogan to see that, to some degree, you can go home again.

"Home" in this case is Dolphin Heads, a little slice of Australian suburbia, probably not far from the Porpoise Spit of "Muriel's Wedding. »

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Mental Movie Review

27 March 2013 8:30 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Mental Director: Pj Hogan Starring: Toni Collette, Anthony Lapaglia, Liev Schreiber, Lily Sullivan, Rebecca Gibney, Sam Clark “Muriel’s Wedding” director Pj Hogan and star Toni Collette reunite to considerably less winning effect with “Mental,” a mad, garrulous little slice of alt-nanny comedy. As imaginative as it is indefatigable, the film nonetheless puts an overall unconvincingly quirky Australian spin on fractured-family mental health movies like Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” Dustin Lance Black’s “Virginia” and Ryan Murphy’s 2006 adaptation of Augusten Burroughs’ “Running with Scissors.” All three of those tales, among many others, take inspiration from memoirs of coming-of-age amidst mental illness, and touch on parentalized  [ Read More ]

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Dada Films Nabs the Toni Collette Starrer 'Mental'

29 January 2013 1:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dada Films has acquired Mental, the comedy that marks the reunion of filmmaker Pj Hogan and actress Toni Collette for the first time since they teamed on Muriel’s Wedding. Dada acquired theatrical and ancillary rights to the film, which debuted at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and will release the film theatrically alongside a day-and-date VOD release on March 29. Story: Toni Collette to Star in Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Hostages' Pilot at CBS Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, Mental is written and directed by Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. Collette stars alongside Liev Schreiber, Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman and Sam Clark. Told

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Dada Films picks up Mental starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber

29 January 2013 7:21 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Dada Films has picked up Mental helmed by P.J. Hogan and starring Toni Collette with plans to release the comedy in theaters and VOD on March 29th, reports Variety. Also in the cast are Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman and Sam Clark. Collette plays a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked due to her husband's political ambitions, and also his infidelity. The Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse-produced film »

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Dada Films picks up Mental starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber

29 January 2013 7:21 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Dada Films has picked up Mental helmed by P.J. Hogan and starring Toni Collette with plans to release the comedy in theaters and VOD on March 29th, reports Variety. Also in the cast are Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman and Sam Clark. Collette plays a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked due to her husband's political ambitions, and also his infidelity. The Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse-produced film »

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