Margherita is a film director who quickly finds out that her lead Hollywood actor (John Turturro) is rather difficult to work with. If his demands weren't enough, her mother's health has recently declined and Maigherita struggles to find die balance and harmony between work and family life.
A carefully crafted study of illness and its affect on family dynamics. Alongside this the main charecter, beautifully portrayed by Margherita Bus, is endeavouring to make an actual movie with a not easy to work with male star. Whilst it is not riveting it is, nevertheless, absorbing to watch.
It is very interesting to compare Nanni Moretti and Pedro Almadovar's vision of their mother. I found it quite typical of their culture. I do recommend to see both film. 'About My Mother' by Almadovar with intense emotion and Moretti's My Mother, light, sweet and sour.