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 five 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.
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Toni Collette and Anthony LaPaglia, and directed by P.J. Hogan
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Universal
- Interview With Mental’s PJ Hogan & Sam Clark (glamadelaide.com.au)