Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Mental is a dark comedy that focuses on a dysfunctional home with five daughters, an unstable mother, a father who's completely removed himself from the scene, and a kooky drifter/nanny who tries to fix both the family and herself. Several storylines feature mental illness, and it's not quite clear whether the nanny is completely sane. There's a good deal of profanity (including "f--k," "s--t," and more), and several moments when the main character uses violence or threats to make her point. One scene includes naked teens fooling around on a water slide (breasts and bottom are briefly glimpsed), and there are other scenes with suggestive material. A teen girl marries an older woman.
Two teens fool around after hours at the water park where they work, stripping and sliding down the water slide nude (breasts and a bottom are briefly glimpsed) and then kissing in the pool at the bottom. A teen boy tries to take off a girl's shirt, with his own shorts already partly down (part of his butt is seen). Characters are caught in an affair (no sensitive nudity seen). A teen girl shows her underwear several times.
An unstable woman threatens and intimidates almost everyone around her, using a large knife and a dog with a convincing growl. She assaults two waitresses at a diner, steals some valuable dolls from another woman, sets a home on fire, and tries to attack her ex-husband. A man uses an electric cattle prod to stun a teenage boy; it's also used other times. Rape is mentioned. A gun is aimed at a character.
Frequent use of words including "s--t," "f--k," "c--t," and "bitch."
Absent father Barry realizes how much he's damaged his family by ignoring his five daughters and their long-suffering mother. And the mother finally discovers her own inner strength and is able to remake their home.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A man drinks beer with most of his meals at home, including breakfast. A woman uses a bong to smoke pot.