Netflix trailer shows emotional side of Romney loss

12:39 PM ET, Dec 18, 2013
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The trailer for the documentary on Mitt Romney gives viewers a glimpse of the personal and emotionally raw side of being a losing presidential candidate.

Netflix, which will release Mitt on Jan. 24, released the first trailer Wednesday. In the clip, the Romney family is gathered in a hotel room as one of the candidate's sons says "I can't believe you're going to lose."

The camera pans the room. Everyone looks dejected and worn out, Romney is checking his smartphone, and the background music is somber.

"What do you think you say in a concession speech?" Romney asks his family. He cuts the tension by asking, "By the way, does someone have the number for the president? I hadn't thought about that" and starts to laugh.

Filmmaker Greg Whiteley had access to Romney starting Christmas 2006, as the former Massachusetts governor prepared for his 2008 bid for the GOP. His exclusive access to the Romney and his family ended on election night 2012, as the Republican conceded the hard-fought race to President Obama.

The clip also shows the fastidious Romney placing a steam iron on top of his clothes, as he tried to get the wrinkles out before an event.

The documentary will make its feature debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 17 in Salt Lake City.

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