Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' Starring Steve Carell Skipping Theaters and Heading Straight to VOD

While a lot of big blockbuster movies intended for release this summer have been pushed back to a new release date, some of the smaller movies are heading straight to VOD. Jon Stewart‘s political comedy Irresistible falls into the latter category as Focus Features has announced the movie will premiere on VOD in June. And there’s a new featurette about the film, too.

Irresistible Featurette

Jon Stewart is back with his sophomore feature as a director and writer after making his debut with Rosewater back in 2014. This time, Stewart is leaning more into his political satire roots with a story that follows Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as two political consultants at war with each other in the middle of a mayoral election in a small town in Wisconsin.

I’m not gonna lie: the featurette above is pretty terrible. It’s clumsy, and the tone it’s striking makes it feel like a movie from 1995. The kind of satire on display here feels obvious too, which I’m hoping is just because the movie is being marketed to as broad of an audience as possible without digging into the actual politics of a movie like this. Stewart is an expert on this kind of thing, and he does mention wanting people to consider why our political system has to heavily involve the media and money, so I’m hoping this is just a matter of the studio playing it safe and not wanting to drive off any prospective viewers.

This is the kind of smaller movie that would normally act as counter-programming while the blockbusters duke it out for the top spot at the box office. But with theaters closed right now, at least until July, and few theatrical releases taking advantage of a VOD performance, Irresistible might be able to find an even bigger audience than it would in theaters. And since Focus Features is owned by Comcast through Universal Pictures, you can bet it’s only going to further upset the National Association of Theater Owners after the release of Trolls World Tour on VOD.

If you missed it before, you can watch the first trailer for Irresistible right here.

From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

Irresistible stars Academy Award® nominee Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Mackenzie Davis, CJ Wilson and Will Sasso. Plan B Entertainment and Jon Stewart produced.

Irresistible arrives on VOD starting on June 26, 2020.

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'90 Day Fiancé': Rose's Best Digs at Big Ed

Rose Vega and Big Ed Brown had one of the more controversial relationships on 90 Day Fiancé. The two have been having it out recently online with Ed claiming that Rose was using him for his money and Rose claiming that Ed used her for fame.

During their courtship, there were several times that Rose appeared to be a little more than displeased with Ed. Let’s just say that fans noticed right away that Rose lacked a poker face–whatever she was thinking of Big Ed read clear as day in her facial expressions and body language. And sometimes she even voiced her disgust for her potential partner.

Here are four of Rose’s best digs at Big Ed.

When Rose told Big Ed that he was short

Right off the bat, Rose told Ed what she thought about his height. He’d originally told her that he was 5’2″ when he was, in fact, 4’11”. Rose picked up on his exaggerated stature right away and called him out on it.

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“You’re short to me,” she said.

In her talking head interview she laughed, “He is really big, but short.”

When monkies scared Ed and Rose laughed

Remember when a monkey stole Big Ed’s banana and he was terrified? Rose found the whole ordeal to be pretty funny.

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“First I was kind of excited but then I realized that we were kind of surrounded by probably 10 or 15 monkeys staring at us. Staring at me. Rose didn’t seem to be affected by it at all but I was sh*tting my pants,” he told the camera.

In Rose’s interview, she said: “I like monkey. I love monkey! But Ed is scared and he don’t want mokey, I know. I think this funny.”

When Rose told Ed he was ugly after he gifted her a toothbrush

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90 Day Fiancé fans surely remember the cringe-worthy conversation Ed had with Rose about oral hygiene where he told her her breath wasn’t “pretty.” Rose explained that she does brush her teeth, but she has a stomach ulcer that affects her breath. After their conversation, as she was walking away, Ed said, “I love you!” and Rose responded, “You’re ugly.”

When Rose confronted Ed about lying about wanting kids

But perhaps Rose’s biggest digs to and about Ed were straight to his face. When she confronted him about his vasectomy, she told him she has a pretty good idea of who he is. She mentioned the times he’d lied, she mentioned when he made her feel bad about having an ulcer and when he asked her to get tested. She said, “I think you not love me” and “I’m done.”

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