The Oath Captures All Our Political 'Snowflake' Rage

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The supporting cast here is also stellar, with Nora Dunn, Carrie Brownstein, Meredith Hagner (Search Party, Set It Up), Jon Barinholtz (Superstore), and Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things), among others. It's also got some of the producers of Get Out and BlacKkKlansman behind it.

The Oath is described as a savagely amusing dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris, a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal.

Two government agents turn up - John Cho and Billy Magnussen - and a huge fight soon breaks out in the dining room involving guns, knives and tasers. Written and directed by Jewish comedian Ike Barinholtz, a Schmooze favorite for his painfully amusing character on "The Mindy Project", it aims to walk the line between comedy and thriller. As timely as it is outrageous, THE OATH is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.

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Producers are Barinholtz, David Stassen, Andrew C. Robinson, Sean McKittrick and Raymond Mansfield, with exec producers Edward H. Hamm Jr., Haddish and Kristen Murtha.

The first trailer for Ike Barinholtz's politically charged comedy thriller The Oath was released on Friday. "The Oath" stars Tiffany Haddish - the breakout performer of 2017, who is black and Jewish - and John Cho, one of the most-likable and most under-cast performers of the last decade.

QC Entertainment (Get Out) has financed and produced the film. Ike Barinholtz is best-known as a standup comedian who is also really great at celebrity impressions. He's also appeared in Snatch, Sisters, and Neighbors. Whether it be relationships, money, or politics, somebody has to push that button that escalates the holiday past enjoyable.


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