This movie, though it doesn't seem intentional, explains precisely why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election of 2012. If I had to sum up the movie in a single word, it would be the following:
Join me after the orange gnochi for the rest of the review.
Okay, I admit, there was a one word summation that came in a close second:
And really, both one word summations of this movie explain a lot about why this guy lost.
But if I had to give a three word summation, there's no contest:
VERY VERY WHITE
The first appearance of a non-caucasion person in this film was a news camera man about a fourth of the way into the film. This was from stock footage out of the 2008 Republican primary race.
About a third of the way into the film, you see an African American woman in a crowd of white people before a speech.
Then, of course, there is the African American secret service agent.
There's a montage a few minutes later of Romney being photographed with supporters and I believe one couple may have been Hispanic.
Then, of course, there are several appearances of Barack Obama in the film, which really should go without saying.
There was an Asian guy in the reception crowd behind the stage after the first debate.
There was an African American photographer in a room before the second debate. Mitt asks him if there's a rest room behind a door and he tells him yes and calls him sir.
Finally, on election day, he has a bit of chit chat with an African American man and his son in a fast food restaurant in Cleveland.
Other than that, everybody is caucasian.
The entire inner circle and everybody in the next ring in the film are caucasian.
And the sickest bit of all is, they started realizing they had lost the election when CNN called Ohio, but they held off on conceding because Karl Rove went insane on Fox News and started spewing Karl Rove math, so they thought they actually had a chance in Ohio.
This film does deliver what it promises, a behind the scenes of the 2012 Romney campaign, and the only conclusion I can make from this is he's an even bigger filthy rich douchebag who believes the government should never tax rich people and has no clue what reality is for the 99% than I actually thought during the campaign.
I give it five toilet bowls for the hurl factor.