Political comedy ‘Irresistible’ is toothless and sanctimonious, critics say

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Chris Cooper stars as Jack Hastings, Brent Sexton as Mayor Braun and Steve Carell as Gary Zimmer in “Irresistible.” Photo by Daniel McFadden/Focus Features.

Critics review “Irresistible,” about a Democratic political consultant who helps a veteran run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town; “Disclosure,” a documentary about the history of transgender representation in television; “Eurovision,” which takes a satirical look at the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Credits

Guests:
Christy Lemire - film critic and co-host of the podcast What the Flick?! and Breakfast all Day - @christylemire, Justin Chang - LA Times - @JustinCChang

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Caleigh Wells