The documentary "Mitt" was released earlier today as Netflix exclusive, and I rushed home to watch it.
As I may have mentioned before, I'm very intrigued by Mormons in general, and the Romney family in particular. I was a little nervous about how much Republican propaganda would be included in the film (especially after hearing the filmmaker was Mormon as well) but I was pleasantly surprised - the film focused primarily on Romney's family and interactions with them versus any hard-core politics. Though there was plenty of election sparring, I don't recall any specific democrat-bashing; it was more in the vein of "us versus them" in the general way that a competitive person always wants to win. As a quickly-on-the-defensive Democrat, I thought it was appropriate and that the filmmaker seemed to go out of his way to make it a comfortable viewing experience no matter what your politics.
As somebody who's interested in politics, I thought it was a really fascinating look in to the behind-the-scenes parts of a presidential election. I found it really hilarious that two hours before the second presidential debate, the Romney boys were joking around and teasing each other. It reminded me of my brothers, actually.
I also think it made the Romney family seem more normal, and... more real to me. I've always thought of them as somewhat... stuffy? Snobbish? And while I probably still feel that way to some degree, it was interesting to see their family dynamic - there seemed to be a lot of genuine affection.
Lastly, and I'm deeply ashamed to admit this, but I cried at the part of the movie where Romney lost the election. (I know. I know!) It's kind of like watching Titanic - you know the ship is going down, but somehow you're invested and you think that Hollywood might tweak it for the movie's sake?? I dunno. The fact that I'm so prObama (see what I did there) makes me realize how well done the film was - I was actually rooting for Mitt - despite... well, everything.
Anyway - highly recommend it!