In political satire IRRESISTIBLE – IRRESISTIBLE Steve Carell and Rose Byrne are fighting for the favor of their voters. Director and author Jon Stewart exposes various grievances in US politics and is also really funny. We reveal more about this in our review.
Gary tries to win over Hastings’ daughter Diana Hastings (Mackenzie Davis)…
Although Stewart clearly invests “Irresistible” with the mentality of a comedy, he takes the crucial core of how politics works in the USA very, very seriously. This also applies to an extremely smart twist in the finale, which, in the best “Vice” style (why this even applies to the production level, we don’t want to reveal at this point for spoiler reasons) puts the spotlight on human failings – or better: Stupidity – judges, which makes some of the previous events appear in a whole new light. Perhaps that is also a reason for the rather cautious criticism from critics and audiences in the USA, who basically criticize the same thing about “Irresistible” as they did about “Vice”: the supposed dishing out against the people who are concerned about the current political situation The USA brought it on itself. But other than shooting primarily at the Republicans, Stewart is primarily criticizing the system as a whole and not the individual party orientations. In addition, Stewart also manages to make very amusing observations on a small scale, especially in the interaction of a city dweller with the predominantly Republican rural population.
“The extremely smart twist in the finale puts the spotlight on human failings – or rather: stupidity – in the best “Vice” style and makes some of the previous events appear in a completely new light.”
Sometimes he doesn’t get along without clichés. For example, when the first encounter between Gary and Jack Hastings’ pretty daughter Diane (Mackenzie Davis) is that she has her arm stuck in a cow’s anus, Gary has no Wi-Fi in his hotel or the organizational group he put together for Colonel Hastings is simple technical Doesn’t understand connections. But “Irresistible” is also a satire and not just a comedy.
Conclusion: With his satire “Irresistible,” Jon Stewart succeeds in providing an equally funny and smartly observational look at the sometimes absurd processes within the US political system. At the forefront: Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, who together make two wonderfully passionate archenemies.
“Irresistible” will be in USA cinemas from August 6th and is already available on VOD in the USA.