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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, boy. Politics. We spend a lot of energy here at LRM trying to avoid such heavy topics, but it’s inevitable that some of the movies making it onto the big screen would bleed over into that terrain. Such is the case with the new Roadside Attractions movie The Oath.

The film is written and directed by actor Ike Barinholtz, who many recognize from The Mindy Project and the recent comedy Blockers. Based on the new teaser, it looks like it’ll be either a fun, albeit stressful time in the theaters, or a preachy, over-the-top mess. But with Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, and John Cho leading the cast, they at least have some funny people piloting the thing. If nothing else, we can all relate to being forced to talk (read: argue) about politics over Thanksgiving dinner, right?

Below is the official trailer for The Oath:

“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.”

What did you think of the first teaser for The Oath? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Roadside Attractions

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.