Monday, January 27, 2014

Why Everyone Should See "Mitt"

It's easy to understand that over 50% of the US population will never even consider watching it.  "It's political."  "I didn't vote for him."
But that is not what the film is about.  It's about having hopes, dreams, and a path to get there.  If that sounds too simple and corny, maybe it is.  All good family movies usually are.

Yes, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  All doors were open to him, and he walked through them with ease and comfort.  For many, there would not have been any reason to try and accomplish anything more.  Being wealthy and powerful was enough.

He chose differently.  He looked around, listened and believed that he could make things better.  He put himself and his family out there to be judged and scrutinized.  And they were.  He gave it his full effort, and his family gave him its full support.

And it didn't work out.  That's always the risk of thinking big.  You can fall on your face.  People don't take you seriously.

He felt bad afterward.  He let people down.  That's always the worst part.  They gave him 110% and he felt that he gave them zero in return.

There's no swearing, monster green screen scenes or unethical behavior.  Just a 1%-er who writes "Dad" on top of his debate notes to remind him of how lucky he really is.  Simple and corny.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think.