Told in colorful, comedic and musical interludes – with all the pop sensibilities you have come to expect from a PJ Hogan film, MENTAL tells the quirky, comedic and often inspiring story of the Moochmore family. The Moochmore girls are certain they suffer from some kind of undiagnosed neurotic mental issue – because after all, if they're not crazy then they’re just unpopular. Unable to cope with her peculiar daughters and Barry (LaPaglia), her unsupportive, philandering politician husband, Shirley (Gibney) lives in the fantastical world of the Family Von Trapp and the songs of The Sound of Music. When her delusions become too much to bear, Barry commits Shirley to a mental hospital and finds himself alone with five teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up an eccentric hitchhiker named Shaz (Collette), who becomes the girls’ nanny and transforms their lives with her unconventional beliefs. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However, she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs. If not for a shark hunter (Schreiber) who throws a twist in to their plans, there may just be a happy ending.

‘Mental’ Trailer Starring Toni Collette and Liev Schrieber

‘Mental’ Trailer Starring Toni Collette and Liev Schrieber

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.

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.

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