|Genre:||Recent Releases, Comedy, Last Chance|
|Run Time:||91 minutes|
|Year of Release:||2012|
|Consumer Advice:||Mature Themes and Infrequent Violence|
|Distributor:||Icon Film Distribution Pty Limited|
Raised by his loving left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) embarks on a search for his biological father. The quest introduces Henry to Dr. O'Hara (Michael Sheen), a behavioural specialist currently making life hell for his own 12-year-old daughter Audrey. Before long, Henry accepts the doctor as his biological father, creating enormous panic and curiosity for everyone involved.
There's nothing un-Australian about PJ Hogan's latest film - and that's the way the veteran director likes it.
His latest comedy, Mental, is set in rural Queensland and the characters' accents are cringe-worthy. But Hogan says the film is a conscious effort to tap back into the Australian vernacular, which was a feature of his breakthrough hit Muriel's Wedding.
Toni Collette has signed up to Nicole Holofcener's new comedy, which also stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.
The 'Little Miss Sunshine' actress has signed up alongside Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone and Eve Hewson to star in the movie, which already had Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini attached.
Louis-Dreyfus will play a divorced woman whose children will...
Muriel's Wedding writer-director PJ Hogan will reunite with his leading lady Toni Collette in Mental, the closing-night film at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
MIFF artistic director Michelle Carey says that with The Sapphires making its Australian premiere on opening night, hot off its screening at Cannes, it means two major Aussie films book-end the...
The British actor says he went for audition after audition when he first moved to Los Angeles but would regularly be turned down because bosses wanted someone who would attract big audiences.
He said: 'I was going up for films, it was just audition after audition, and people would say, 'Well, you're the best actor we've seen, you're perfect for this part - but the studio needs a...
Aussie actress Toni Collette is out of a job after her comedy series United States of Tara was cancelled due to poor ratings.
US network Showtime has pulled the plug on the series, about a mum (Collette) who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, after three seasons.
The series finale will air in the US on June 20, E! online reports.
Collette, who recently gave...
The Golden Globes ceremony is one of the glamour events of the Hollywood awards season but it ended up being a dark night for Australian quartet Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and Toni Collette.
They all left the Beverly Hilton Hotel's grand ballroom empty-handed.
The bleak night probably put an end to the prospect of Kidman, Rush and Weaver winning Academy Awards...
Toni Collette has missed out on a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series actress in a comedy or a musical.
Collette won the best actress in a comedy TV series Globe a year ago for United States of Tara, but did not repeat the effort at the Golden Globes ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Laura Linney, for the series The Big C, won the...