In Cinemas OCTOBER 15
Written and directed by Jon Stewart, Irresistible is a comedy about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our modern-day political circus. When the Democratic National Committee’s top strategist Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) sees a video of retired Marine colonel Jack Hastings (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, he believes he has found the key to winning back voters in America’s heartland.
Paying an unscheduled visit to Hastings’ dairy farm in rural Deerlaken, Wisconsin, Gary persuades the largely apolitical retired Marine to run for mayor. Initially, Gary relies on Jack’s very capable daughter, Diana (Mackenzie Davis) and a team of enthusiastic, if inexperienced, volunteers. However, when the Republican National Committee counters him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith Brewster (Rose Byrne), Gary is more than primed to up his game. As Gary and Faith square off, what started out as a local race quickly becomes escalates to a national political battle and a hilarious fight for the soul of America.
Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia
Irresistible is a sweet simple movie that manages to cover a complicated topic. It will not blow your mind or imagination – there are no ground breaking performances or killer-jokes, but it’s still enjoyable.
It’s a charming, funny, and entertaining story while bringing in scary facts about the USA election system and placing the blame squarely on both party’s shoulders. If you’re concerned about the movie having a left lean because of John Stewart you shouldn’t be too worried. He is more concerned with pointing out the ridiculousness of the entire election system and how both parties capitalise off of it then “pushing a liberal agenda”. Quite entertaining and educational from the other side of the world.