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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.

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Jon Stewart

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

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

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During breaks from filming, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell would go to the crowds of locals who gathered to watch, and sign autographs, take selfies and tell jokes. See more »

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Faith Brewster: I bet she smells like Pop Tarts.
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Still the Same
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Courtesy of Hideout Records and Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A solid 6/10 non-comedy drama film...
28 June 2020 | by 0w0See all my reviews

If you judge this movie by the trailer, then you'll think that this movie is a laugh-a-minute comedy film about a mayoral race... what this movie ACTUALLY is, is a drama about the workings that drive an election... It's not a comedy, as I only laughed once in the whole movie, so don't expect it to be funny...

The concept/story of the movie IS interesting though, I have to say... the execution of it though could absolutely have been done better. Around 1hour into the movie, the story derails and takes a huge detour which was done for comedic effect, yet resulted in absolutely no laughs... and when the movie resumes its original course again, you're just left sitting there and asking: "WTF was that? Was that really necessary?".

Overall it's a 5/10 movie, with an 8/10 concept, and if it was executed better, then it could easily have been a 8/10 movie simply because of how good the concept is. So I wouldn't really recommend that you watch the movie, unless you're just looking for a 2hour drama to keep your eyeballs occupied for a while... and like I said, don't expect any laughs since you'll only get 1 or 2.


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26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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