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

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.