FIRST LOOK: Irresistible (2020)

A May 2020 theater releases for FIRST LOOK Friday, today? Yes, it’s true. I hope this is good karma for the theaters which may begin opening next month (although some are stating it won’t be until June or July). Am having severe movie theater withdrawal symptoms. You too?

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, this could be a well-timed political comedy however it is ultimately released. Watching what’s happening in a certain leader’s tweetstream provides plenty of material. Is that inspiration here? Let’s find out.

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, Irresistible is a comedy about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our political circus. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, when the Republicans counter him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne), what started out as a local race quickly becomes an out-of-control and hilarious fight for the soul of America

Rotten Tomatoes
Irresistible official trailer
  • “John Wayne and a tractor have a baby …” — good line!
  • Daughter with arm up the cow … OK
  • Steve Carrell sporting a salt and pepper beard
  • Rose Byrne was goofy, quirky fun in Like A Boss, is she playing a similar character type here?
  • Cows, cows and more cows!

Irresistible opens in theaters on May 29, 2020.