One Final Trailer for Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' Starring Steve Carell

June 15, 2020
Source: YouTube

Irresistible Trailer

"I'm gonna make a big deal of this! Tons of press. Lots of money." Focus has unveiled a final official trailer for Irresistible, Jon Stewart's second feature film following Rosewater in 2014. This trailer is a reminder that this is now going to be released on VOD everywhere on June 26th (it was scheduled for May 29th in theaters, until the pandemic changed that). This is about a Democrat strategist who helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town. Steve Carell stars as Gary Zimmer, who tries to get an unexpected ex-Marine local elected to office in Wisconsin. Also with Chris Cooper, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Mackenzie Davis, CJ Wilson and Will Sasso. This looks quite fun (dare I say) or at least the trailer plays up the laughs, but I hope it isn't depressing in the end. Don't let us down, Jon Stewart.

Here's the second & final trailer (+ a featurette) for Jon Stewart's Irresistible, direct from YouTube:

Irresistible Film

You can still watch the first trailer for Jon Stewart's Irresistible here, to see the original reveal again.

From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Jon Stewart is back, and he has something to say. Irresistible is both written and directed by American comedian / writer / filmmaker Jon Stewart, director of the film Rosewater previously now making his second feature after turning to directing while in the middle of making "The Daily Show". Plan B Entertainment and Jon Stewart produced. This has yet to premiere at any film festivals. Focus Features will release Stewart's Irresistible direct-to-VOD starting June 26th this summer (originally ready in May). For updates, follow @irresistible.

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I find Mackenzie Davis very unappealing...the rest of it looks okay. Carell is beginning to be somewhat hit-and-miss, and I used to really like him.

kitano0 on Jun 15, 2020


Another attempt at witty and smart story about the role of the media and politics in people's life. That doesn't have to be bad, but this looks a bit forced ...

shiboleth on Jun 15, 2020


Is this really about the media? It seems way more about politics, and about all the bullshit and lies and fabrications that politicians rely upon...

Alex Billington on Jun 16, 2020


It certainly is about them, too. And how do you say politics these days without media? I would really like to know that. They enable politics for what it is. So, I agree what you say about the politics, but please, don't leave media out of it. They are every hypocritical, attention and money thirsty part and parcel of it ...

shiboleth on Jun 17, 2020


Yeah I guess so, but that's a generalization. Media is media, and politics is politics. They intertwine and influence and connect, but they are still separate. There are examples of propaganda centers (cough Fox News cough) but that's different. I am just trying to say that I don't think this film is about "the media" or "media" as much as it is politicians (who use the media as a tool like anyone).

Alex Billington on Jun 17, 2020


So, against one generalization you offer another. Or more, you offer a clean divide (and even a diad) where there's none for some time anymore. Besides, there's the third player, the money or the capital, so we have more than a diad, we have a triad. They are glued and distinct at the same time, no matter how distinct one can see them occasionally. And that's all in this story, as many others like them. Telling 'warm' (or less so) stories about the people, but god no, there's no story about connection between media, politics and money. Everything is here but films like this one tend to make us refuse to see it ...

shiboleth on Jun 18, 2020


Well said. You know, everything you're saying I completely agree with. We're totally on the same page and I am entirely with you about all of this. Just different ways of expressing it, I guess? Ha. 🙂

Alex Billington on Jun 18, 2020


Definitely. And, to be honest, I tend to be on your side on other occasions. And even if I'm not always, I hope you understand that. So yes, let's stay cool and move on to other great idea from films we're watching and talk about. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jun 19, 2020


Not "Democrat strategist." "Democrat" is a noun, not an adjective. The word is "Democratic." Stop playing to the nonsense.

Historian312 on Jun 23, 2020


That wording is literally pulled straight from the synopsis on IMDb: No one is "playing to the nonsense" at all. It's just a description. Semantics. I think everyone knows what it means and understands perfectly fine. The only one spouting "nonsense" here is you.

Alex Billington on Jun 23, 2020

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