Tuesday, April 13, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 6
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
BINGEABLE: BARRY
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
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IRRESISTIBLE
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UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
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IRRESISTIBLE

PHOTO BY , COURTESY OF BUSBOY PRODUCTIONS

IRRESISTIBLE


Where is it playing?: HBO Max

What's it rated?: R

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Written and directed by John Stewart, Irresistible is a political comedy that pits Democratic strategist Gary Zimmer (Steve Carrell) against his Republican counterpart, Faith Brewster (Rose Byrne), in a small, conservative Midwestern town. After a video of retired veteran Jack Hastings at a town hall meeting goes viral, freshly failed Gary heads to Deerlaken, Wisconsin, to try to talk the small town hero into running for mayor as a Democrat. Wary at first but soon on board, Jack is backed by his daughter Diana (Mackenzie Davis) and a small group of townies who start campaigning in earnest. 

It’s an uphill battle for Jack. The voters are conservative and traditional, not ones who like to rock the vote. Luckily Gary is an old hat at spinning things to the left and figuring out how to raise a bunch of money for his candidates. As soon as the campaign gains some attention, rival Faith rolls into town with her own crew and dirty tricks to keep the Republican incumbent in office. The two despise each other but also seem to have a wild attraction. One thing is for sure, they both like to win—but there can be only one winner here. 

There’s definitely a plot twist at the end of this one that I won’t spoil, but let’s just say this flick is about a whole lot more than a mayoral election in rural Wisconsin. Carrell and Byrne are both their usual hilarious selves, and director Stewart has a whole lot of fun putting them to work. (101 min.)

—Anna Starkey










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