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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 - unable to cope with her demanding daughters and unsupported by her philandering politician husband, Barry - 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 5 teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up a hitchhiker named Shaz and installs her in his home as nanny to his daughters. Written by
In an interview on Australian television, P.J. Hogan said that Mental is autobiographical, that his own father had his wife committed, hired a hitchhiker to babysit his children - he trusted her because she had a dog - and later found out that she was an escapee. See more »
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And she's very, very sorry.
I'm very, very sorry.
For being a cunt.
[the others gasp]
You are a cunt. You are the cuntiest cunt of all time. Admit your cunthood. It's an irrefutable fact, like gravity.
Oh please don't make her say that.
Oh, all right, she's sorry for not being a very good sister.
I'm sorry too.
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If you liked Muriel's Wedding then you're probably gonna like Mental. This movie is made by the same people who made the most memorable Aussie movie tag line, "you're terrible Muriel", and is an emotional roller coaster from start to the beautiful end. I have to mention the soundtrack. It's just excellent and so suitable. You'll get what I mean when you watch the movie. The actresses and actors play their roles magnificently, the message from the movie is sweet, while also being powerful at the same time.
If you're mentally ill, know someone who's mentally ill, then this movie is especially for you. But don't worry, if you haven't got any experience regarding mental illness - you will still love this movie.
10/10 I enjoyed it from start to finish and I will go again.
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