The Subversiveness of Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’

Jon Stewart’s political satire Irresistible is not very funny, but I don’t think it’s meant to be. There’s something more important going on here than rib tickling.

Stewart shows off his ability to depict characters whose appearances seem to verge on caricature, but who nevertheless reveal complex, conflict-beset human cores — and he does it best with the film’s most important…