I love holiday disfunction movies. But The Oath looks like a prescient documentary for folks who have loved ones across the aisle. Still funny as hell though. Synopsis!
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.
The Oath comes to town October 12th.
OMG! This is life today. I was at a friend’s house and the opinions were flying out, one after the other. For once in my life….I zipped and didn’t say a word. I was very proud of my silence, in light of the fact that my views are close to polar opposite. I am usually quite verbose. I chose friendship and let her talk.
It’s really getting to be that way! Crazy stuff…