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The Oath

The Oath

DVD - 2019
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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. 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 sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2019]
ISBN: 9786317552692
631755269X
Branch Call Number: DVD OATH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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YoNella
Dec 31, 2019

Terrible. Kept waiting for it to get funny. Waste of comedic cast. Political message wasn't even biting. Skip.

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avocadotree
Aug 27, 2019

I enjoyed this movie a lot. Very funny.

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misatim
May 19, 2019

Someone had to much money and decided to make a film

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LarryStonebridge
Apr 29, 2019

Starts off reasonably well except for the needless overuse of profanity. The movie devolves into a silly, unbelievable, ridiculous second half! Casting leaves much to be desired! Could have been so much better! Don't waste your time!

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razbaz325
Apr 15, 2019

Well acted and well produced dark comedy, Ike Barinholtz has a bright future as a director and is holding his own in the comedy dept. as well!

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hammer59
Apr 10, 2019

Darkest of dark comedies---it manages to proffer insight and graphic examples of political divisiveness gone haywire. Disney would never green light such film---but that is what makes this interesting. Excels at keeping the viewer uncomfortable throughout this spectacle but it does have redeeming qualities. Like a train wreck--you want to look away, but something in our human nature simply wont allow it.

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Persnickety77
Apr 01, 2019

Ike wrote, directed, and starred in this movie and he definitely should have handed the reins over on at least the directing part; this movie was flat and the jokes didn't land at all. A waste of Tiffany Haddish and Carrie Brownstein's talents. Skip it.

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Ephriam
Mar 23, 2019

This movie is an ok comedy but has a powerful warning about the dangers of governments. You can see how some citizens given certain powers can actually turn into the Gestapo of Nazi Germany. Today I see Bill Blair as being one of these individuals who could be part of a Gestapo. Bill Blair was a former chief of police in Toronto who became an mp and is responsible for the new breathalyzer tests that gives the police the power to pull a person out of a restaurant, pull them from their job, or even from their own house to give them the test. Refusal makes you guilty even though you may not even had a drink. These types of laws should be banned and a person like Bill Blair that creates these types of laws should be fired and removed by power. Bill is the type of person I could see ending up with war crimes if there was a war. People have an attitude that Bill is harmless as they would never drink and drive but they have never been on the receiving end of the law or they may think different. Now Bill is trying for a new gun laws.

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jackstinson
Mar 21, 2019

An absolutely terrible movie!
Got through maybe 30 minutes, before I just could not take any more of the drivel.
No one should be subjected to a movie this badly written and acted.
Haddish should have passed on making this one.
I should have passed on watching any of it.

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matze17
Mar 01, 2019

I grew up in the 1970's & I am not sure if this movie was trying to reference then or not. I found it was sort of stupid--I know somebody is going to reference Trump from my notes---but that isn't what I got out of it.

It just seemed to be a lot of people that disliked each other, had no desire to spend a holiday together, & all of them thought they were the only important person in the room.

I also got that the movie was referencing the government trying to exert control over the citizens but I think this would have been done better if it had been a serious movie.

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