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Irresistible (2020)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2020 (USA)
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A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

Director:

Jon Stewart

Writer:

Jon Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Gary Zimmer
Rose Byrne ... Faith Brewster
Chris Cooper ... Jack Hastings
Brent Sexton ... Mayor Braun
Will Sasso ... Big Mike
C.J. Wilson ... Dave Vanelton
Kevin Maier Kevin Maier ... Councilman Jacobson
Tom Key ... Councilman Pietkowski
Charles Green ... Father Heuvel
Alan Aisenberg ... Evan
Topher Grace ... Kurt
Matt Lewis ... Pearl
Vince Pisani ... Kaplan
Kurt Yue ... DNC Staffer
Denise Moyé Denise Moyé ... DNC Staffer
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A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

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Send In The Clowns This Spring

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During breaks from filming, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell would go to the crowds of locals who gathered to watch, and sign autographs, take selfies and tell jokes. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Hastings goes to Gary Zimmer with his decision to run for mayor, Steve Carrell gets spooked being suddenly woken up to Chris Cooper watching him sleep and breaks one of the pieces to the headboard. Camera cuts from Cooper to Carrell, the headboard is now fixed. See more »

Quotes

Faith Brewster: As long as I say it repeatedly, doggedly.
Gary Zimmer: And with unearned confidence.
Faith Brewster: I lie.
Gary Zimmer: I am lying to you.
Faith Brewster: And you know I lie. I'm actually in this position because of how effectively I lie to you. Are we clear?
Gary Zimmer: We call this the spin room, without shame.
Faith Brewster: Spinning is something you do to disorient people.
Gary Zimmer: And you all know that, and yet, here we are.
Faith Brewster: What a wonderful play we're putting on.
Gary Zimmer: Thank you so much. And fuck you America.
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Crazy Credits

There are many extra scenes after the closing credits start to roll. When it's about to end, Trevor Potter, former FEC chairman gives a brief, funny interview. See more »

Connections

References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Klarinettenmuckl
Traditional
Arranged by Franz Bummerl
Performed by The Sauerkraut Band
Courtesy of The Sauerkraut Band
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Enjoyable
28 June 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film about the behind the scenes of American politics. It is engaging, funny and witty all at the same time. I enjoyed it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$371,962
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1.66 : 1
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