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The Oath

Comedy / Suspense Thriller

R for language throughout, violence and some drug use

10/12/2018
Released
Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen
Starring
Ike Barinholtz
Director
93 min
Length
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.