Jon Stewart’s Irresistible

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Irresistible is a cute, little film not without flaws but the overall feeling you get while watching it helps you to forgive and forget those flaws.

The political climate in the United States has been more volatile than I have ever seen before. Potential candidates are spending millions and millions of dollars to win any election they can and it honestly seems to be getting out of control as the country becomes more divided. But where does that leave the small-town folks who just want to be able to pay their bills and put food on the table…the hardworking people of this country who watch this political tennis match while wondering what’s in it for them? Comedian Jon Stewart (The Daily Show), who tends to speak up for the “little guy” (at least the left-leaning ones), has written and directed a movie called Irresistible that shows just how insane our political system really is right now.

In a small Wisconsin town military veteran Colonel Jack Hastings (Chris Cooper; Adaptation) is recorded giving a powerful speech at a town hall meeting asking Mayor Braun (Brent Sexton; The Belko Experiment) to consider all the people in town when handing out government assistance, not just those with proper identification. The video catches the eye of top Democratic strategist, Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell; The Office) who is still reeling from the 2016 presidential campaign loss. — More