Jon Stewart's political comedy Irresistible starring Steve Carell is acerbic and timely

Braidwood Times

The film opens with a piece of archival film showing a sideshow strongman being shot with cannonballs, which surely must be what putting yourself up to be judged and debated about in the political sphere must feel like. And the film's closing credits are worth staying through, with Stewart sharing an interview with Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, confirming the factual basis behind Stuart's implausibly complicated political plotting.

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