First Trailer for ‘Irresistible’ Reveals Writer-Director Jon Stewart’s Feature Film Follow-up

Collider | 1/23/2020 | Adam Chitwood
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Jon Stewart stepped out from behind The Daily Show desk back in 2014 for his writing and directing feature film, Rosewater. That biographical drama starred Gael García Bernal as Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained and brutally interrogated by Iranian forces who suspected him of being a spy. Stewart’s new film, Irresistible, is more of a homegrown story and its tone is more in line with what you would have expected from the veteran comedian. The plot of the political satire centers on a Democratic strategist (Steve Carell) who helps a retired veteran (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town. He runs into trouble when a Republican strategist (Rose Byrne) gains interest.

This looks like it could be quite great, or maybe not-so-great. The satire here is a fine line, and I’m not sure this trailer gets the tone across perfectly. Or maybe it does. As a longtime viewer of Stewart’s Daily Show, however, I was a bit tickled to see the former host taking aim at cable news, and I’ll be...
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