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Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ Heads Straight to VOD

Fern Siegel

Like “Trolls World Tour,” “Scoob!” and “The King of Staten Island,” Jon Stewart’s new movie “Irresistible,” which he wrote and directed, is going the VOD route today.

The pandemic halted the political movie’s original plans, which was to open in theaters nationwide May 29. Viewers can order the film for $19.99 for a 48-hour window.

How to Buy or Rent ‘Irresistible’

  • When: Friday, June 26
  • Price: $19.99 (48-Hour Rental)
  • Stream: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play and Fandango Now

About ‘Irresistible’

Stewart, who rose to fame skewering politicians as the host of the satiric “Daily Show,” is back to challenge the entrenched concepts behind elections.

“Irresistible” stars Steve Carell as a Democratic political consultant trying to get a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) elected in a small, right-wing Wisconsin town. The Dems are hoping to make inroads in a Midwest they narrowly lost in the 2016 presidential race. He is opposed by Republican consultant Rose Byrne.

The movie also stars Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace and Natasha Lyonne.

The film begins as a simple mayoral run, but soon escalates into a battle for the Heartland.

Stewart’s objective, much like his “Daily Show” stance, is to question the status quo, shining a light on political parties, the media and the money needed to compete.

In 2014, Stewart wrote and directed “Rosewater,” a political drama based on the memoir “Then They Came For Me.” It tells the story of Maziar Bahari, who was jailed in Iran as a spy after doing a “Daily Show” interview.

‘Irresistible’ Trailer

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