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Mental -- A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity.
Mental -- A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes
the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity.

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A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Mental the best Aussie movie I have seen in a long time See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Rebecca Gibney ... Shirley

Hayley Magnus ... Donna

Nicole Freeman ... Leanne

Chelsea Bennett ... Kayleen

Bethany Whitmore ... Jane

Lily Sullivan ... Coral
Holly Buchanan ... Coral - 13yo

Malorie O'Neill ... Michelle

Kerry Fox ... Nancy

Sam Clark ... Trout
Amanda Woodhams ... Manda

Natasha Bassett ... Kay

Liev Schreiber ... Trevor

Caroline Goodall ... Doris
Austin Caffin ... Faceless Figure

Michael Thomson ... Faceless Figure (as Michael Thomas)
A.J. Marsh ... Faceless Figure (as A J Marsh)
Megan Holloway ... Tisha

Anthony LaPaglia ... Barry
Rob Carlton ... Jack

Lisa Michelle ... Council Heckler

Toni Collette ... Shaz

Digger Mesch ... Ripper the Dog (as Digger)
Rob Horton ... Murray (as Robert Horton)
Karen Crone ... Angry Patient
Matthew Penglase ... Young Nurse
Morgan Maguire ... Nurse

Deborah Mailman ... Sandra
Jacob Davis ... Keyboard Player
Tamsin Sutherland ... Staring Patient
Peter Adams ... Enraged Home Owner

Damien Garvey ... First Detective

Leon Cain ... Second Detective
Sophie Matters ... Mean Girl #1

Steph Gumm ... Mean Girl #2 (as Stephanie Gumm)
Sophie Lee ... Tania Degano
Kearne Blackshire ... Hospital Receptionist

Andrea Moor ... Barry Supporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris R. Anderson ... Mental Patient (uncredited)
Sam Bradley ... Young Trev (uncredited)
Tiana Broughill ... Young Coral (uncredited)
Duncan Cunningham ... Office worker (uncredited)

Steve Maggs ... Man at political rally (uncredited)
Anthony Miller ... Cop#1 (uncredited)

Piper Nairn ... Young Girl - Water Park (uncredited)

Marco Sinigaglia ... Cop #2 (uncredited)
Mikaeli Stanton ... Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Ben Weirheim ... Mental Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
P.J. Hogan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
P.J. Hogan 

Produced by
Jill Bilcock .... co-executive producer
Yvonne Collins .... line producer
Todd Fellman .... producer
Sean Gesell .... co-producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Lee Soon Kie .... executive producer
Bryce Menzies .... executive producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse .... producer
Roger Savage .... co-executive producer
Rebekka Schafferius .... assistant producer
John Sim .... associate executive producer
Janet Zucker .... producer
Jerry Zucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Yezerski 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine 
 
Film Editing by
Jill Bilcock 
 
Casting by
Christine King 
 
Production Design by
Graham 'Grace' Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Hobbs 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristen Donaldson  (as Kristen Walker)
 
Costume Design by
Tim Chappel 
 
Makeup Department
Belinda Adams .... makeup trainee
Eva Bergstrom .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Deacon .... makeup artist (as Jacqui Deacon)
Aleisha Gannon .... makeup trainee
Natalina Hoffman .... makeup trainee
Gail Kane .... hair stylist
Gail Kane .... makeup artist
Zoe Saleeba .... makeup artist
Tia Stephanou .... assistant makeup and hair
Shane Thomas .... hair designer
Shane Thomas .... makeup designer
Desiree Vogelsang .... makeup artist
Noriko Watanabe .... make up and hair: to Ms Collette
 
Production Management
Colleen Clarke .... post-production supervisor
Yvonne Collins .... unit production manager
Paul Malane .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maree Cochrane .... second second assistant director
Betty Fotofili .... second assistant director
Tom Hooper .... third assistant director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director
Scott McCutchean .... assistant director
Scott McCutcheon .... assistant director
Peter McLennan .... first assistant director: second unit (as Pete McLennan)
Roger Paul .... assistant director
Karen Leigh Smith .... assistant director (as Karen Leigh)
Rob Visser .... second assistant director: second unit
Sarah-Jane Walsh .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Luke Alexander .... set builder
Tim Allen .... swing gang
Jesse Baker .... set builder
Azzedine Beloyer .... set builder
Kell Bendle .... assistant greensman
Zullen Black .... swing gang
Bill Booth .... art director: second unit
Lisa Brennan .... props master (as Lisa 'Blitz' Brennan)
Tom Brkich .... scenic artist
Leanne Brooks .... clearances (as Leanne Brookes)
Doug Brown .... boat wrangler
Gillian Butler .... set dresser
Ross Cairns .... set builder
Ross Clarke .... set builder
Tim Collison .... storyboard artist
Tracie Dolan .... swing gang
Dan Eyre .... set builder (as Daniel Eyre)
Saul Fitton .... set builder
Terry Fitton .... set builder
Alex Frost .... set builder
Simon Gill .... assistant standby props
Nick Gillings .... greensman
Ron Gordon .... set builder
Jessica Gray .... art department runner
Andrew Hannah .... set painter
Shane Hasell .... swing gang
Peter Hordern .... head greensman
George Kabot .... graphic designer
Klaus Kastberg .... set designer
Blake Knight .... set builder
Stewart Lewis .... set builder
Kane Lowe .... set painter
Tricia McInally .... art department co-ordinator (as Trish McInally)
Gary McNamara .... boat wrangler
John Medland .... swing gang
Ed Mohun .... set builder
Geoff O'Brien .... set builder
Paul O'Reilly .... swing gang
Emile Oliver .... set dresser
Steven Parsons .... swing gang
John Rann .... construction manager
Noel Remington .... set finisher
Kristin Reuter .... swing gang (as Kristen Reuter)
Kym Sainsbury .... doll props
Prue Saunders .... props buyer: casual
Grant Skipper .... steel worker
Marcus Smith .... set builder
Brent Tasker .... greens (as Brent Taskes)
Nicholas Vanderwert .... set builder
Nick Walker .... head scenic artist
Paula Whiteway .... set designer
Buster Wiese .... set finisher
Harry Zettel .... standby props
 
Sound Department
Scott Bruce .... boom operator
Steve Burgess .... sound effects editor
Greg Burgmann .... sound recordist (as Greg Bergman)
Adam Connelly .... foley
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Helen Field .... sound post producer
Chris Goodes .... adr recordist
Chris Goodes .... re-recording mixer
Chris Goodes .... sound effects editor
Ian Grant .... sound recordist
Justin Harris .... technical support
James Harvey .... dialogue and adr editor
Vic Kaspar .... playback operator
Rich Macar .... adr recordist
Michael Madar .... sound recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Juraj Mravec .... adr recordist
Glenn Newnham .... dialogue & adr editor
Glenn Newnham .... supervising sound editor
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist
Liesl Pieterse .... adr recordist
Aaron Price .... boom operator
Simon Rosenberg .... adr recordist
Roger Savage .... re-recording mixer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley
Ruth Vance .... second boom: and sound assistant
Craig Walmsley .... sound recordist main unit
Andy Wright .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Toby Barron .... key artist: shark build workshop
John Bennett .... special effects technician
Steven Boyle .... shark designer and supervisor (as Steve Boyle)
Bruce Bright .... senior special effects technician
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Vince Holand .... shark sculptor
Jason Jurd .... technician: shark build workshop
Steve Szekeres .... special effects assistant (as Steve Szkeres)
Shannon Weaver .... shark sculptor
 
Visual Effects by
Kieran Bleakley .... video and dcp mastering
Daniel Brown .... senior compositor
Jonathan Burton .... visual effects editor
Lucas Cain .... video and dcp mastering
Kirstin-Marie Cetinich .... video and dcp mastering
Alan Do .... tracking and 3D
John Durney .... digital intermediate compositor
Natalia Gubareva .... compositor: ROBOT VFX
Nicole Hekel .... compositor
Aeon Henderson .... compositor
Nick Meadows .... title design: concept
David O'Brien .... video and dcp mastering
Jan Thornton .... lab liaison
Ben West .... visual effects supervisor
Kristian Whitlock .... video and dcp mastering
 
Stunts
Shea Adams .... stunt performer (as Shea Adam)
Lee Adamson .... stunt rigger
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Brittany Baldwin .... stunt double
Keir Beck .... key stunt rigger
Bradd Buckley .... stunt performer
Aston Crabtree .... stunt performer
Haydn Dalton .... stunt double: Anthony LaPaglia
Nicole Downs .... assistant stunt coordinator
Nicole Downs .... stunts
Deana Durisic .... stunt double
Sam Elia .... additional safety supervisor
Amanda Giblin .... stunts
Holly Graham .... stunts
Russell Ingram .... stunt rigger
Greg Jones .... assistant stunt coordinator
Greg Jones .... stunt performer
Che McGuinness .... diver
Robin Menzies .... stunts (as Robyn Menzies)
Stuart Nicol .... rigger
Andy Owen .... diver
Gulliver Page .... stunt double: Liev Schreiber
Debbie Santic .... stunts
Katie Steele .... stunt double
Mark Tearle .... stunt assistant
Carla Thexton .... diver
Karly Thurgood .... diver
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunt double
Chelsea Van Zyl .... stunts
John Walton .... safety supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Alberry .... data manager
Michael Baker .... electrician
Michael Baker .... lighting technician
Marcus Ballantine .... grip
Glen Bielenberg .... rigging electric
Franc Biffone .... underwater first assistant camera (as Francesco Biffone)
Jasin Boland .... still photographer
Luis Bran .... second assistant camera: second unit
Michael Bray .... grip
David Brooks .... lighting technician
Josh Calder .... grip: second unit
Josh Calder .... grip
Dion Caramalis .... grip
Todd Carmody .... grip
Simon Christidis .... underwater director of photography: and camera operator
Craig Clark .... rigging electrician
Dom Connor .... grip
Liam Connor .... grip
Steve Cook .... rigging electrician
Simon Cooke .... a camera dolly grip
Simon Cooke .... dolly grip
Michael Corrigan .... rigger: tree climber
James Crane .... rigging electric
Lukas Davidson .... second assistant b camera
Karl Engeler .... gaffer
Reece Fleming .... video split assistant
Matt Floyd .... camera assistant
Matt Floyd .... first assistant camera
Greg Gilbert .... b camera operator (as Greg 'Mango' Gilbert)
Steve Gordon .... electric: second unit
Reece Hearnshaw .... grip (as reece henshaw)
Reece Henshaw .... grip
Benn Hyde .... key grip
Luke Jeffery .... second assistant a camera
Warren Lazarides .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mark Levey .... electric
Peni Loloa .... best boy electric (as Peniaku Loloa)
Charlie Lowe .... best boy grip
Brett McDowell .... dolly grip
Brittany McMurray .... GoPro camera operator
Daniel Michaud .... rigging electrician
Ken Moffatt .... gaffer: second unit
Eddie Moustique .... rigging electric (as Eddy Moustique)
Ben Nott .... director of photography: second unit
Daniel Oliver .... rigging electrician
Gulliver Page .... rigging electric
Matteo Plummer .... camera assistant
Daniel Pratt .... video split assistant
Christopher Reig .... data wrangler
Patrice Roblin .... electric: second unit
Clint Roche .... electrician
Sean Ruggeri .... red camera technician
Andrew Schuster .... rigging electric
Beau Sevastos .... remote head operator
Michael Smith .... grip
Nick Sowter .... rigging electric
Joe Stick .... rigging gaffer
Luke Stone .... key grip: second unit
Paul Sullivan .... additional camera operator
Paul Sullivan .... steadicam operator
Paul Taylor .... grip (as Paul 'Stinky' Taylor)
Gordon Teir .... rigging electrician
David Thomson .... rigger: tree climber
Brett Tracey .... first assistant b camera
Vince Valitutti .... still photographer
Max Vicary .... rigging electrician (as Max Vickery)
Garie Wetherill .... video split operator
David Williamson .... camera operator: "a" camera (as David 'Daisy' Williamson)
Matt Windon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Bud Hopes .... extras casting
Amanda Mitchell .... casting assistant
David Newman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phil Eagles .... costume supervisor (as Phill Eagles)
Jaspar Goodman .... costume assistant
Andrea Hood .... costume standby
Helen Maggs .... costume assistant
Amy Mitchell .... personal dresser: to Ms Collette
Monica O'Brien .... costume buyer
 
Editorial Department
Simon Alberry .... data manager
Billy Browne .... first assistant editor
Hayley Miro Browne .... first assistant editor (as Hayley Browne)
Trish Cahill .... digital intermediate colourist
Billie Egan .... post-production assistant
Matthew T. Griffin .... assistant colorist
Katherine Heads .... digital intermediate producer
Grace McKenzie .... assistant editor
Silvana Milat .... delivery coordinator
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate producer
Julius Perks .... post-production trainee
Anthos Simon .... post-production: EP
Nathan Smith .... data i/o management
Rod Wallwork .... data i/o management
 
Location Management
Grace Bolt .... location attachment
Tony Clarke .... location manager
Dallas Davidson .... locations: work experience
Rosanna Grosse .... additional locations: assistant
Ellie Hawker .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Mia-Louise Adcock .... vocalist
A.J. America .... vocalist
Daniel Baker .... orchestration: and music preparation
Charles M. Barsamian .... music business & legal executive
Allison Campbell .... vocalist
Christo Curtis .... score engineer & mixer
Damian De Boos-Smith .... guitars
Stephen Edwards .... additional music production
Stephen Edwards .... musical arranger
Gyan Evans .... vocalist
Becky Freeman .... vocalist
Bernard Galbally .... music supervisor
Christy Gerhart .... music coordinator
Bonnie Greenberg .... executive music producer: and supervisor
P.J. Harding .... vocalist
Jane Jacob .... music supervisor
Rebecca Johnson .... vocalist
Nathaniel Joyce .... vocalist
Brett Kelly .... orchestra conducted by
James K. Lee .... orchestration: and music preparation
Angus O'Sullivan .... orchestration: and music preparation
Alex Oomens .... vocalist
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor
Veronique Serret .... orchestra contractor
Jessica Wells .... orchestration: and music preparation
Michael Yezerski .... music produced & arranged by
 
Transportation Department
Amos Baker .... driver
Al Butler .... driver
Myra Cotter .... driver
John Dolan .... driver
Simon Durante .... driver
Bob Graham .... driver
Adrian Harrington .... driver
Quinton Herbert .... driver
Bevan Hira .... driver
Nigel Hopkinson .... driver
Simon Houghton .... driver
Nic Karam .... lowloader driver
Allan King .... driver
Nicolas Loveday .... action vehicle coordinator (as Nick Loveday)
Jordan Malane .... driver
Alan Mayer .... driver
Syd McDonald .... driver
Morris McKay .... driver
Wayne Peppernell .... driver
Craig Sugar .... driver
Grant Sweetener .... driver
Karl Tahau .... driver
Chris Wilson .... driver
Dave Window .... driver (as Dave Windows)
Ron Wyndham .... cast driver
 
Other crew
Justin Brace .... accounts assistant
Katie Brock .... animal trainer: and coordinator
Leanne Brooks .... clearance coordinator
Amanda Broomhall .... production secretary
Brad Buckley .... safety
Suellen Byrne .... catering assistant
Cori Carlson .... assistant: to PJ Hogan
Jill Carter .... production assistant
James Challis .... production runner
Nyssa Collis .... production assistant
Kris Darmody .... legal services (as Kris Damody)
Marguerite de Ferranti .... vocal coach (as Margi De Ferranti)
Deidre Eagles .... second unit: nurse
Lorna Elkington .... unit assistant
Alex Fernandez .... executive: EFIC
Eric Fleury .... chef
Louise Fleury .... chef
Vickie Gest .... unit nurse
Tony Gibbs .... insurance broker: HW Wood Australia [au]
Debbie Gilbert .... assistant to accountant
Jeff Gribble .... Armourer
Jeff Gribble .... armourer
Lon Haber .... publicity team
Elizabeth Han .... legal services: EFIC
Chris Harris .... health and safety officer
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Andrew Hiatau .... unit assistant
Helen Howard .... acting coach
Farrell Ingle .... assistant: to Janet and Jerry Zucker
Anthony Jaeger .... stand-in
Luke Kelly .... production runner
Carmel Leonard .... script supervisor
Mark R. Lindsay .... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Jacob Livermore .... assistant: to PJ Hogan
Louise Mann .... tutor: and chaperone
Dave McEwan .... insurance broker: HW Wood Australia [au]
John Medland .... animal trainer
Bryce Menzies .... legal services
Victoria Mielewska .... dialect coach to Mr Schreiber
Fiona Nix .... unit publicist
Oscar O'Bryan .... legal advisor
Oscar O'Bryan .... legal services (as Orcar O'Bryan)
Antoinette O'Neill .... continuity
Lynn Paetz .... post-production accountant
Toni Pearson .... production accountant
Nathalia Rayfield .... assistant production coordinator
Sean Rigby .... safety
Phoebe Roberts .... stand-in
Rebekka Schafferius .... producers asssistant
Greg Skipper .... safety
Nathan Smith .... I/O operations liaison
Holly Steele .... chaperone
Davida Sweeney .... assistant: to PJ Hogan
Lehi Tahau .... assistant unit manager
Carla Thexton .... safety diver
Eddy Topoki .... unit assistant
Jennifer White .... dialect coach: Caroline Goodall
Prudence Williams .... first assistant accountant (as Prue Williams)
Graham Young .... production runner
 
Thanks
Ted Baker .... thanks
Brian Beckmann .... special thanks
Meredith Garlick .... special thanks
Maurice Hogan .... special thanks
Shan Hogan .... special thanks
Thomas Hogan .... special thanks
Audrey Kennedy-Rose .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Trevor visits the Moochmores and drinks his beer at the table, the level in the mug changes up and down with each shot.See more »
Quotes:
Shaz:Do you know the meaning of the word 'conformia'?
[children all nod]
Shaz:Well, I don't. I instinctively do not know it.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Overrated (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Best I've Found So FarSee more »

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50 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Mental the best Aussie movie I have seen in a long time, 28 September 2012
Author: caroline-488-870439 from Australia

I took my 16 year old daughter to see this movie and I was a bit unsure if it would be as good as I was expecting after reading other reviews. The comedy alone in this movie is very Australian and we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie from start to finish. This is a very offbeat and quirky comedy however there was a much deeper message to uncover as the movie went on and this added to the higher rating I have given the movie. The way Shaz goes about turning around a family who had no self respect and was looked down upon by neighbours and family was what the movie was really about. Rebecca Gibney and Toni Collette were outstanding and I will be buying the DVD when it comes out to add to my collection of Aussie movies. Plenty of laughs and overall highly entertaining.

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