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Year
2014
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Greg Whiteley
Genres
Family, Biography, Documentary, News
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
2,272
Checks
247
Favs
10
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. contrafugal's avatar

    contrafugal

    Full diclosure: I hate the Romneys' politics and think that they would have made a disastrous first family. That said, this was touching. It's a reminder that these are still people. They're hopelessly out-of-touch, privileged, ludicrously rich people with terrible ideas for how to do right by the people they want to serve--but human beings all the same, who basically want the same things everyone else wants: to accomplish what they set out to achieve. For an hour and a half, you get to watch how a family of hard-working, god-fearing one-percenters try and capture the presidency while remaining true to their (imo, warped) values. Mittens is a spoiled son of a much more likable politician, but he knows it and comes across as a guy just trying his hardest to live up to daddy's legacy (sound like any other presidents you know?). His children come off as smug, spoiled little shits, but they're four bankers (and one doctor) who were born even richer than their father, so what did you expect? They're not villains or heroes. They don't grow and learn. They celebrate their victories and comfort each other through disappointments. On the whole, they're very boring people who also happen to have access to a vast amount of political power due to circumstances only partially in their control.

    In politics it's so easy to get caught up in how loathsome a person's beliefs are and project a caricature of devilry onto them. But there are no devils here, and seeing that is something worthwhile. You'll either hate every minute of this, or be completely enthralled, and you'll know which one it is within the first twenty minutes.
    8 years 8 months ago
  2. devilsadvocado's avatar

    devilsadvocado

    The Romney family is way more normal and functional than I would have thought. They all seem like genuinely good people. Can't imagine what the hell they thought they were doing in politics. 8 years 11 months ago
  3. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Earnest doc about Mitt Romney. Enjoyed it. 6 years 3 months ago
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