24 January 2014 | producer1214
Firstly, the best thing about "Mitt" is that it's apolitical. It's the story of a family coping with the massive task of a close family member running for the highest office in America. This movie changed my entire view of Mitt Romney, the person. In all honesty, I am not too sure what would have happened if the Romney campaign had let 'this' Romney out on the campaign trail, rather than the robotic anomaly they contrived for the 2012 election.
The film shows that Mitt is actually a funny, seemingly humble dude. This documentary will make you cringe, smile, laugh, and maybe even cry. Surprisingly, I found the camera-work to be contextually pertinent and deliberate, as the various points of focus created a poignant sense of drama, comedy, and sometimes even melancholy. The filmmaker of 'Mitt' did an outstanding job with his extent of access and weaved together an intimate, smooth-flowing glimpse of the Romney family's personal journey throughout Mitt's consecutive, ill-fated presidential campaigns.
Ultimately, going into this film is like watching The Titanic; you know how things end, and they end unfavorably. What makes "Mitt" a great documentary is how it manages to draw you in and, at moments, even makes you forget that you know how it all ends. But even when you remind yourself about how it does end, you get drawn in even more by knowing that you ACTUALLY get to experience it from their real, personal vantage point.