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.
Dame Helen Mirren, 67, was a huge hit at Sunday's BAFTA Awards, despite the fact that her performance as Alma Reville in last year's Hitchcock — also starring Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson and Toni Collette — lost out to Amour's Emmanuelle Riva in the category of Best Lead Actress.
Ever since former stripper turned blogger, memoirist, and screenwriter Diablo Cody arrived on the scene with last year’s anointed Indie, Juno, the world has watched and held its breath to see if Ms.
Remember when vampires were brutal creatures of the dark, and didn’t fall in love with moody teenage humans, and when exposed to sunlight they burst into flames rather than sparkle like precious gods? Remember when horror movies were equal parts scary and funny - and weren’t all presented to us as if shot on handheld cameras.
Next-door neighbors, as everyone knows, are capable of unspeakable horrors. There's no use in going into the nosy or noisy, nagging or nasty ways someone a stone's throw from your front door can day by day drive a nail through your coffin.
Toni Collette, the star of The United States of Tara, had a baby boy over Easter weekend. "Toni Collette, her husband David Galafassi and their daughter Sage Galafassi are excited and proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Arlo Robert Galafassi," Collette's rep told People.
She already plays a 1950s housewife, flirty teenager and beer-drinking man on her Showtime dramedy United States of Tara, but Toni Collette will have to add another role soon: mother of two. Collette, 37, is pregnant with her second child, due to be born in the spring.