‘The Oath’ Restricted Trailer Proves Politics and Family Holidays Don’t Mix

Definitely don’t watch the new trailer for The Oath at work or around anyone who’s offended by bad language. The new red band trailer shows that when politics is discussed at the Thanksgiving dinner table, there’s a good possibility someone’s going to wind up in the hospital.

Actor/writer Ike Barinholtz (Central Intelligence, The Mindy Project) makes his feature film directorial debut with the comedy. The cast of the political comedy includes Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, and Chris Ellis.

The producers of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Jordan Peele’s Get Out – Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield – produced the timely comedy with Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Andrew Robinson. Tiffany Haddish, Edward H. Hamm Jr, and Kristen Murtha executive produced.

Roadside Attractions will be releasing The Oath in theaters on October 12, 2018. The film’s earned an R rating from the MPAA for language throughout, violence and some drug use.

The Oath Plot:

“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 Poster
Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish star in ‘The Oath’ (Poster Courtesy of Roadside Attractions)