Blu-ray, DVD Release: Mental

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $26.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

MentalToni Collette (TV’s United States of Tara) has played a number of free-spirited women, and Mental adds another to her filmography.

In the movie, Collette is charismatic hothead Shaz, who’s hired by a local politician (Anthony LaPaglia, Crazy Kind of Love) to watch his five peculiar daughters. Shaz gleefully sets about transforming the girls into proudly unique individuals, but when a mysterious shark hunter (Liev Schreiber, Salt) throws a twist in her plans, the girls must make their own destiny.

Mental is written and directed by P.J. Hogan, who Collette also partnered with on 1994’s Muriel’s Wedding. But Mental wasn’t received as warmly by critics as the earlier film. Critics gave the movie only a 39% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes, with Time Out New York‘s Sam Adams saying, “Artistic inspiration can be close to madness, but Mental is just plain nuts.”

The Blu-ray and DVD don’t have any special features, but the Blu-ray comes with a downloadable digital copy and instant streaming via UltraViolet, both redeemable through April 30, 2015.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.