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Jon Stewart - Irresistible
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:05:10 AM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the film subforum, but has anyone seen this? Came out online not too long ago.

Lots of stinker reviews saying Stewart is out of touch and that the film feels like a relic.

Personally I didn't mind it, it's pretty easygoing satire but hits some very good points, and has an interesting twist. Kind of felt a little more like an elongated TV episode, maybe a later-season Veep or something, but I quite enjoyed watching it. Certainly no Wag the Dog but also far from a Man of the Year, to use the Levinson political film scale (which I made up just now).

Interested to hear what you all think!

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Re: Jon Stewart - Irresistible
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 04:42:14 AM »
I think he learned a lot of bad lessons from his time on Comedy Central and it's made his post-Daily Show work toothless and not all that funny. I didn't like it as much as you, but I didn't hate it either. Eh.

Re: Jon Stewart - Irresistible
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 11:23:17 AM »
Watched it last night and wish I hadn't. A good cast but the uneven tone of the humour meant very few laughs.
I'm a big fan of Jon Stewart, but this was weak.

Re: Jon Stewart - Irresistible
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 12:18:35 PM »
If you like Stewart, note that he is a fairly frequent guest on The/A Late Show, in which he lives under Colbert's desk, and occasionally comes out to do a monologue or rant.

Uncredited exec-producer of it.

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