P.J Hogan, the writer and director of Mental, based the movie on the real events of his childhood following the nervous breakdown of his mother. Reliving his childhood days through the film, Hogan takes his audience on the anarchic rollercoaster ride that is mental illness.
P.J. Hogan wrote and directed Mental, a film that recreates the events that unfolded as a result of his mother’s mental illness. Hogan’s mother suffered a nervous breakdown and had to be institutionalized when he was just 12 years old.
The majority of women experience an unseen and unheard dialogue between themselves and the item of clothing over which they are salivating. It goes something like this: “Buy me,” purrs the dress, “and I shall make you complete.