By: Billy Joynt | June 25th, 2020


'Irresistible' premieres at home on demand June 26th, 2020.

Politics are a hot thing right now. Every election year movies come out that our focused on some form of the American voting and political system. 'Irresistible' doesn't hide what it is, it knows it is a political satire and it owns it.

In 'Irresistible,' a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of a political circus. After a Democratic National Committee’s 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 Republican National Committee counters 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.

While this movie does have some amazing talent, it does have little character development. The short comings of this could be the large age gap between Steve Carell and Mackenzie Davis. While you want them to have chemistry, you feel that it is unbalanced, and while the idea makes sense, it just doesn't seem right. You will keep thinking this throughout the entire film.

This movie does have some laugh moments, but this movie is also very dry. While Steve Carell is no stranger to dry comedies, this movie doesn't need anymore dryness than it already is. Going in a political film, we already know there will be dry moments, but this movie leans too much on it, the brief laughs does make it worth it, it is just not enough to make you rolling.

I am not convinced yet that I like the end of this movie. Without going into details, because that would spoil it, the movie moves in one direction and by the end it does a complete 180. I see why they did this in the end, to prove a point on America's political set up, I just didn't like how they did that at the end.

Make sure you don't stop watching until the very very end. It does a few roll credits, then goes back to the movie. You'll understand when you see it.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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