Mitt Romney has been making a valient effort to tell America who he is, but so far, he hasn't been terribly successful. But there's no need to reinvent the communication wheel. Mitt should just talk to us like regular people. For example, if he would tell us about a few of his favorite things, we'd be well on our way to discovering the real Willard Romney.
But as always, the presidential hopeful is two steps ahead of us. Not only has he made a list of his favorite movies and released it exclusively to HuffPost Comedy, he's also included his capsule review of each film. That's right, Mr. Romney is quite the movie buff. In fact, he and Paul Ryan get together for some flicks and fun every Friday night (see the entirely real slumber party photo above).
Take a look at Mitt's favs below and see if you agree with his cinematic analyses.
"Now, this is a pretty excellent workplace comedy. We're introduced to our hero, Bill Lumburgh, who's one of the most electrifying characters in film history, for my money. (And I have a <em>lot</em> of money!) I could watch that guy all day. He's not afraid to make the tough decisions. Just when you think the movie couldn't get any better, he hires these two fellas named Bob to help the employees clean up their act. Hey, Bobs, come join the Romney administration! My only criticism is that the employees in question spend a lot of the movie horsing around. Get back to work, guys." -Mitt
"What a classic. For Charles Foster Kane, things just can't get any better! He has everything he's ever wanted: Big house, beautiful wife and a big poster with his face on it. I enjoyed this movie so much, I turned it off about halfway through. Someone told me that the end involves Kane going sledding or something, and sorry, I don't need to see that. He dies at the beginning (spoiler!), and in my mind, ol' Chuck Kane and his charmed life go on forever, just like the promise of America." -Mitt
"It's a Wonderful Life"
"A splendid movie about Potter, a courageous real estate mogul and his battle against some punk named Bailey trying to ruin his city. When Bailey finally has the good sense to get out of the way, he gets the remarkable opportunity to see what the world would have been like without him. And guess what? The town has more jobs under Potter. Oh, here's a tip: Be sure to watch the colorized version." -Mitt
"I believe the cultural term for this type of film is 'torture porn.' I was at the edge of my seat during every moment of this horror movie in which a successful commodities broker is framed, jailed and replaced with a homeless man who doesn't even have a rich father. Sure, he and the vagrant 'work together' in the end and 'make millions,' but then he has to share it all. I believe it was Alanis Morissette who once said: Isn't it ironic?" -Mitt
"Well before Wall Street was 'occupied,' it was paid loving tribute by Hollywood in this 1987 gem. Greed may be good, but this movie is great! I keep this movie alive by forcing my grandchildren to dress up as Gordon Gekko for Halloween every year as they go from house to house, asking neighbors to stop giving handouts." -Mitt
"Master of Disguise"
"This is just a really funny movie!" -Mitt
"What's there not to like about 'Richie Rich'? Even just the sound of it is music to my ears. Now, there's a kid who truly knows the value of 'building that'! One of the most true-to-life kids' movies out there, (even if his lifestyle is a little modest)." -Mitt
"Up in the Air"
"If anyone doubts that George Clooney is the last great movie star, just watch this movie. I saw a lot of myself in him. I don't want to spoil anything, but if you're looking for a comedy about some thin-skinned ninnies who just couldn't do their jobs well enough to not get laid off, this one's for you. First he plays Batman, then he plays an efficiency expert -- what hero will George play next?" -Mitt
"This 1983 comedy is actually a haunting allegory about the burden of being wealthy. It's easy to say, 'You've got to spend money to make money,' but giving it all away to people who didn't earn it? That's just socialism."
"Duck Tales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp"
"You ever seen this one? Brace yourself! It's about a family of ducks who can talk and even -- get this -- stand upright like humans! If you can even believe that! One of the ducks, Scrooge (named after the shrewd businessman from that Christmas story), is known to swim around in a giant tower full of coins. Instead of water, like a regular duck! Love it! I'm laughing just thinking about it." -Mitt
Fern Fully The Last Rainforest
"Look, if God wanted us to keep the rainforests, he wouldn't have put them on top of rich, fertile land just <em>begging</em> to be industrialized. So it's refreshing to watch a movie about the <em>last</em> rainforest." -Mitt
"When this movie first came out, everyone recommended it to me for some reason. If you can look past the 'urban' flavor, it's pretty terrific!" -Mitt
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
"Willy Wonka is the type of factory foreman I'd hire in a heartbeat. His employees (who clearly love their job) come cheap. His product is highly in demand. He embraces new technologies. I say, Wonka for mayor of Detroit!" -Mitt
"The Distinguished Gentleman"
"I only included this as a warning. I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about the poster rubs me the <em>wrong way.</em>" -Mitt
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