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Irresistible (2020)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2020 (USA)
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A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.


Jon Stewart


Jon Stewart
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gary Zimmer
Rose Byrne ... Faith Brewster
Chris Cooper ... Jack Hastings
Brent Sexton ... Mayor Braun
Will Sasso ... Big Mike
C.J. Wilson ... Dave Vanelton
Kevin Maier Kevin Maier ... Councilman Jacobson
Tom Key ... Councilman Pietkowski
Charles Green ... Father Heuvel
Alan Aisenberg ... Evan
Topher Grace ... Kurt
Matt Lewis ... Pearl
Vince Pisani ... Kaplan
Kurt Yue ... DNC Staffer
Denise Moyé Denise Moyé ... DNC Staffer


A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

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Send In The Clowns This Spring


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Parts of this movie were filmed in Rockmart, GA during the summer of 2019. See more »


When Jack Hastings goes to Gary Zimmer with his decision to run for mayor, Steve Carrell gets spooked being suddenly woken up to Chris Cooper watching him sleep and breaks one of the pieces to the headboard. Camera cuts from Cooper to Carrell, the headboard is now fixed. See more »


Faith Brewster: As long as I say it repeatedly, doggedly.
Gary Zimmer: And with unearned confidence.
Faith Brewster: I lie.
Gary Zimmer: I am lying to you.
Faith Brewster: And you know I lie. I'm actually in this position because of how effectively I lie to you. Are we clear?
Gary Zimmer: We call this the spin room, without shame.
Faith Brewster: Spinning is something you do to disorient people.
Gary Zimmer: And you all know that, and yet, here we are.
Faith Brewster: What a wonderful play we're putting on.
Gary Zimmer: Thank you so much. And fuck you America.
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Crazy Credits

There are many extra scenes after the closing credits start to roll. When it's about to end, Trevor Potter, former FEC chairman gives a brief, funny interview. See more »


Say It to My Face
Written by Johannes Klahr, Sir Nolan (as Nolan Lambroza), Maty Noyes (as Madeline Noyes)
Performed by Maty Noyes
Courtesy of Lava Music & Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An entertaining harsh reality which we choose to ignore
26 June 2020 | by fallyhagSee all my reviews

Genuine honest review: Jon Stewart is always going to deliver a harsh reality. An entertaining film with enough giggles in. A lovely cast of very fine actors. Well written and well directed.

This was always going to be a left leaning film until you then realise it isn't. Hard for either side of the stale debate to shout unfair.

I enjoyed the ride but felt like I could have done with more of a rollercoaster. I felt it remained a little safe. It didn't spoil the film but prevented a higher rating.

The final act was an interesting take on the story. You could call it a twist. And the message did hit home. But I am sick to death of knowing this message and yet still NOTHING gets done to fix things. But back to the film...

This is an enjoyable film with laughs and a serious message. Worth watching just for the scene near the end where the cake is eaten on the bed. Made me laugh. I recommend this film. I recommend it to the LEFT and the RIGHT. To people who still Want to care...

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Release Date:

26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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