Written and directed by Jon Stewart, IRRESISTIBLE is a comedy about what happens when a small town becomes the main attraction for two rival political consultants. Top Democratic consultant Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) sees an opportunity to win back voters in America’s heartland when a video of a passionate farmer and retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) goes viral. After a long, hard day’s work as a farmhand, Gary persuades the farmer to run for mayor. However, when the Republican National Committee counters him by sending in his brilliant nemesis, Faith Brewster (Rose Byrne), Gary is more than primed to up his game, turning this local race into a hilarious game of tug of war.
- " A sly, consistently witty affair that wisely doesn't exactly choose a political side to skewer; let's call it a comedy for equal opportunists. " – Peter Gray (The AU Review)
- " It's a smart comedy that points out the flaws of all aspects of the United State's political landscape." – Lorry Kikta (Film Threat)
- " Stewart's instincts are good: In today's political climate, light comedy is probably more attractive than bitter satire. Still, imagine what Stewart could have done with this material if he'd really fired up his lasers." – Rafer Guzman (Newsday)