“Mia Madre” caught me by surprise. I love the films that Music Box picks up in North America, but I usually never know what I’m going to get. Margherita Buy undertakes an Award worthy role of an overworked Italian director just trying to survive. John Turturro plays the American actor causing her grief, while she struggles to hold her family together. Eventually, Margherita has a meltdown and starts letting people have it. Yes, it’s as entertaining as it sounds.

The film works as a personal tome from director Nanni Moretti. Most American audiences will feel like they’ve seen it before. Honestly, the James L. Brooks overall feel is pretty palpable. That doesn’t matter. Regardless of the country of origin, film fans need funny and emotional looks at life’s various stress agents. Check it out.


  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes


  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 11/15/16

  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 94%
    Audio - 94%
  • 90%
    Supplemental Material - 90%
  • 93%
    Film Score - 93%

The Plot Thus Far

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

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