Irresistible is a comedy about politics. It stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne will be premiering via home on demand June 26th, 2020.

Irresistible - Director Jon Stewart
Irresistible – Director Jon Stewart on the set of his film ©2020 Focus Features, photo by Daniel McFadden

With Irresistible, writer/director Jon Stewart is bringing his nimble humor and deep knowledge of American politics. The film follows the story of a small-town election. It has become a proxy battle between the national Democratic and Republican parties.

It tracks the escalating tactics of high-powered DC consultants and the resulting media carnival. The aim of  the movie is to deliver a hilarious and pointed critique of America’s political system.

The pernicious role of money in politics was a frequent topic for Jon on The Daily Show. There he took every opportunity to raise the issue when politicians guested on his show.

The producer claim that the top-notch cast, led by Steve Carell, bring comic brio and a fundamental humanity to their characters. Their aim is a film that is both entertaining and resonant.

Originally a theatrical release this is now on-demand only. It will be available on demand for a 48-hour rental period for $19.99.

Irresistible – trailer

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Irresistible – lowdown

From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

Irresistible - Mackenzie Davis and Steve Carell
Irresistible – Mackenzie Davis stars as Diana Hastings and Steve Carell as Gary Zimmer ©2020 Focus Features, photo by Daniel McFadden

Cast includes:

  • Steve Carell
  • Rose Byrne
  • Chris Cooper
  • Mackenzie Davis
  • Topher Grace
  • Natasha Lyonne

The writer director is Jon Stewart. In addition to Jon the other producers are Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Lila Yacoub.

Irresistible - Poster: Steve Carell
Irresistible – Poster: Steve Carell as Gary Zimmer ©2020 Focus Features

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online