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Mitt Romney and his family are followed through their U.S. Presidential campaigns.

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Mitt Romney ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Candy Crowley ... Self - Debate Moderator (archive footage)
Eric Draper Eric Draper ... Self - Campaign Photographer
Jim Lehrer ... Self - Debate Moderator (archive footage)
John McCain ... Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)
Barack Obama ... Self - President (archive footage)
Rob Portman ... Self - Senator, Ohio
Ann Romney ... Self - Mitt's Wife
Ben Romney Ben Romney ... Self - Son
Craig Romney Craig Romney ... Self - Son
Jenn Romney Jenn Romney ... Self - Josh's Wife
Josh Romney ... Self - Son
Laurie Romney Laurie Romney ... Self - Matt's Wife
Mary Romney Mary Romney ... Self - Craig's Wife
Matt Romney ... Self - Son
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Mitt Romney, with the support of his family, made two major campaigns for the Office of the President of the United States in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. This film takes an intimate portrait of the Romney family during these bids through the initial decision to run, the primaries and the general election itself as the former Governor of Massachusetts experiences the highs and lows of his ultimately unsuccessful campaign. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Love Letter
4 February 2014 | by ryanjanikSee all my reviews

Firstly, this isn't a film about political ideology, so everyone should appreciate this one of a kind perspective at the political campaign process. People never got to know Mitt during the previous election, which was one of his biggest problems. He seems like such a warm good person after watching this. I'd guess the only thing he's missing is the ruthlessness you would expect in a politician. This documentary (via Netflix) reveals some layers to a man who seemed so cardboard in the past. There isn't that whole battle strategy thing you're expecting (apparently this wasn't allowed to be filmed). This film comes across as a love letter to the man. At many times you feel just like you're sitting down for dinner with the family, and Mitt's your Dad. This is a rare treat for a film. It would have been a better film with some of the harder political strategy from his campaign team, but for what it is, I hope that more candidates follow this idea and release it within their election window. This kind of access to a real person reveals so much more about a person than a debate. What it reveals is a man who's just a bit too sweet and fatherly to topple his competitor. The perfect example moment is twenty-something minutes into the film after the 2008 campaign when we see him siting in a chair in the kitchen reading the paper with his glasses on; It's like a Norman Rockwell painting. Highly recommend this film for it's one-of-a-kind access to one of the great competitions of our time.


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