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Irresistible | 2020 | R | – 2.3.7

content-ratingsWhy is “Irresistible” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language including sexual references.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a kissing scene, several suggestive gestures, and a couple of cleavage revealing outfits, several arguments, discussions of failing small town economies, a discussion of the broken political system, and at least 31 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A Democratic strategist (Steve Carell) thinks he has found the next perfect candidate in a retired Marine colonel and farmer (Chris Cooper), whose unabashedly liberal views don’t seem to be a fatal impediment to being elected mayor of his small conservative town. Soon, a Republican strategist (Rose Byrne) joins the race and the otherwise minor election becomes national news. Also with Mackenzie Davis, Natasha Lyonne, Topher Grace, Debra Messing, Will Sasso and Brent Sexton. Directed by Jon Stewart. [Running Time: 1:41]

Irresistible SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A man and woman make a bet that whoever wins will perform oral sex on the other for an hour. A reference is made to a woman being treated for a herpes virus.
 A man and woman kiss passionately and fall behind a counter (sex is implied). A man grabs his crotch and an elderly woman appears shocked to see him. A man makes a sexual gesture and an elderly woman is alarmed to see him. A man flirts with a much younger woman, who explains to him that a relationship between them would be inappropriate in most places. A man tells a server in a restaurant that he wants to take a bath in the gravy they serve; she brings him a container filled with gravy.
 A woman wearing a robe lies in a bed in a man’s hotel room. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals her bare back.


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Irresistible VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man shoots a gun into a lake. A man and a woman speak to press members after a presidential debate and talk about spinning the outcome of the debate by lying to them and that they disorient people.
 A man talks about someone being “peeved.” People talk about their town dwindling since a military base closed and people moved away; they talk about losing their high school if they can’t raise enough money. A man and a woman argue in several scenes. A man yells in several scenes. A man yells about the lack of Wi-Fi in a small town. A man says of a woman, “I hate her.” A reference is made to a man keeping his brother out of jail. A character says, “You’re going to jail,” to another character.
 A man wakes up and is startled when he sees another man in his room; he bumps his head on the headboard (there are no injuries). An old black-and-white video clip shows a man being shot in the stomach with a cannonball in a stunt (he is knocked to the ground but seems uninjured).
 A woman in a barnyard is shown with her arm up to the bicep into a cow’s backside and a man looks on alarmed.


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Irresistible LANGUAGE 7

 – About 31 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 3 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (president of the confederacy, demoralizing, twisted, insane, weasel, Loony Left, patronizing, robot, liars, nerd, you look fat, carpet bagger, DC elite, disgusting, small minds, turdsville, crazy, lion’s den, criminal evil, fragile, sucker, PTS nutcase, bad hombres, bad people, nightmare, weak links, stupid, crass), exclamations (wow, miracle, ), 3 religious profanities (GD), 18 religious exclamations (God, Jesus, Oh My God, For God’s Sake, Oh God, Amen, Jesus Christ, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |


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Irresistible SUBSTANCE USE

 – A reference is made to a man having an “Oxy problem.” People drink in a bar, a man drinks from a glass of wine on an airplane, a man drinks a glass of wine, a man drinks a beer in a restaurant, and people drink at a party and in a bar scene. A woman smokes in a bed in a man’s hotel room, and a woman vapes.


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Irresistible DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Corruption, politics, partisanship, small town politics, rural towns, principles, election economy, the greater good, deception, authenticity, cheating, “the base,” values, xenophobia, fear vs. shame, immigration, character, socialism, inclusion, Super PACs, liberal vs. conservative politics.

Irresistible MESSAGE

 – The American political system is broken and a principal reason is the obscene amounts of money spent on elections.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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