Jon Stewart returns to political comedy with his uproarious new film, IRRESISTIBLE.
“Funny, smart, subversive, and incredibly timely, IRRESISTIBLE is truly a story only Jon Stewart could have told.” - Hollywood News
Written and directed by Jon Stewart, IRRESISTIBLE follows Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell), a Democratic strategist who travels to a conservative Midwest town to convince a retired veteran (Chris Cooper) to run for mayor.
A fish out of water, Zimmer’s situation grows more complicated–and hilarious–with the arrival of Faith Brewster (Rose Byrne), a Republican strategist determined to foil his plans. Suddenly this local election is a national news story, and the ensuing frenzy exposes both the dark and ridiculous sides of politics in the way that only Jon Stewart can.
“What Stewart is really asking in IRRESISTIBLE is: In what world is it OK for us to ignore the special interests that have hijacked our electoral process for fun and profit while the people they steal from go without?” - Rolling Stone