With most movie theaters around the country still closed for the foreseeable future, another film is making its way to digital retailers in lieu of a traditional theatrical release. Directed and written by Jon Stewart, the film Irresistible is a political comedy starring Steve Carell as a Democratic strategist seeking to help an unassuming mayoral candidate win an election in a small right-wing town.
Along with Carell, the film features a cast of well-known actors such as Chris Cooper, Rose Byrne, Topher Grace, Mackenzie Davis, Natasha Lyonne, Debra Messing, and Will Sasso.
Irresistible is not available to own at this time. All digital retailers are offering a 48-hour rental of the film priced at $19.99, and that's an important distinction you'll want to take note of before spending your money. You might balk at the thought of spending so much on a rental when most sell anywhere between $1 and $6, though it'd be wise to take how much you're saving into account as well.
Just think of going to the theater this week to see the film instead. Would it cost $20? Maybe $40? Potentially a bit more depending on who's with you and whether you're adding popcorn and soda to the mix. With a rental, everyone can watch for a single $20 ticket fee — and there are no overpriced concessions to worry about either.
Watch Irresistible online from anywhere
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Where to watch Irresistible
There is no shortage of options for those looking to stream Irresistible at home tonight. Get your popcorn ready and head to one of the following sites to rent the film for $19.99. As of this time, there are no special deals or discounts to be scored on the film rental, so you'll find it priced at $19.99 anywhere you shop.
What may influence your decision on where to purchase the film is the resolution it's available in. Amazon Prime Video only has the film available in HD, while iTunes/Apple TV is showing the film in 4K. Meanwhile, Vudu has the option of choosing between its proprietary HDX format and UHD for the same cost. You'll find some variance in the quality provided from the other retailers where the film is available to rent as well.
Amazon Prime Video
Despite its name, you can watch Irresistible using Prime Video whether you're an Amazon Prime member or not. Prime Video rentals are available for all Amazon customers to purchase and watch, and you might have an easier time downloading this app on your most-used device than any of the others.
How do digital rentals work?
With Irresistible, and practically all digital rentals from retailers like Amazon and iTunes, you're given 30 days to start watching the film after your purchase goes through. However, once the film has been started, you'll only have 48 hours from that moment on to finish watching. After 48 hours has passed, the film will be removed from your account.
At this time, there's no word on how soon Irresistible will be available to own digitally, though based on previous films which unceremoniously made the transition from a theatrical release to a digital one, it's likely it will be available to purchase within about three months after its original release.
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