Hollywood Reporter - 08/20/2012
"[T]he disarmingly cuckoo Australian production finds its focus, punching through the humor with moments of wrenching gravity as it challenges the stereotypes of mental illness."
Total Film - 12/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Packed with fine performances, this attack on suburban conformity is surprising, darkly hilarious and cleverly leaves the insanity judgement to its audience."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2013
"The hills of New South Wales are vividly alive with the sound of Hogan's wild music in MENTAL..."
His wife Shirley (Rebecca Gibney) institutionalized following a complete mental breakdown, philandering family patriarch Barry Moochmore (Anthony LaPaglia) impulsively hires eccentric vagabond Shaz (Toni Collette) to be a nanny to their five daughters. As Shaz instills the unpopular girls with a much-needed dose of self confidence, fearless shark hunter Trevor (Liev Schreiber) shows up unexpectedly, and throws a spanner in the works.