The Oath — Official Red Band Trailer

source:   www.theoath.film

added: Thu, Sep 20th '18

While trying to have a simple and nice Thanksgiving dinner, Ike Barinholtz can't help but to get into a loud, profanity-laced shouting match with his entire family in the new official red band trailer for the politically-charged holiday satire "The Oath."

The upcoming comedy, which also marks Barinholtz's directorial debut, casts Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) as Barinholtz's wife, while Barinholtz's real-life brother, Jon Barinholtz, plays his on-screen right wing-leaning brother.

While poking fun at America's current politically divisive climate, the film follows a middle-class American family as they try to avoid discussing politics over the Thanksgiving holiday. It ultimately fails when two politically opposing brothers (Ike and Jon Barinholtz) start to fight over the government's new controversial edict, which orders all Americans to sign a "loyalty oath."

But to make matters worse, two government officials (played here by John Cho and Billy Magnussen) have suddenly appeared at the family's doorstep -- and the surprise visit only adds more fuel to an already volatile situation.

Co-starring Carrie Brownstein, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, and Meredith Hagner, and also written by Ike Barinholtz, "The Oath" opens in select theaters on October 12th.

synopsis:
From the producers of GET OUT & BLACKkKLANSMAN comes a raw and riotous political comedy for divisive times.

A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in THE OATH, a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris's own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails.

As timely as it is outrageous, THE OATH is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.

 

directed by   Ike Barinholtz

starring   Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, Jon Barinholtz, Meredith Hagner, Carrie Brownstein, John Cho, Billy Magnussen

release date   October 12, 2018 (in select theaters)

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