Starring: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Billy Magnussen, Carrie Brownstein, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis

Story:

Dark comedy written and directed by Ike Barinholtz. Set in a politically divided America, the story follows Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish), who learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President. As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents, Peter and Mason (John Cho and Billy Magnussen), sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails.

 

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[Chris and Kai are watching the news]
New Reporter #1: Today’s intense waves seem to have been triggered by the government’s announcement of something they are calling The Patriot’s Oath. A state sponsored initiative to have Americans sign a loyalty waiver.
Chris: Are they serious? What is happening to the country?
Kai: This is crazy.
New Reporter #1: The deadline for signing is the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday.


 

Chris: Hey, it’s going to be scary the next couple of days. We just got to remember who we are, and we’re not going to let them change who we are.
Kai: Mm-hmm.


 

[referring going to his family for Thanksgiving]
Chris: God, give me the strength to get through the next three days please. Amen.
Kai: Hallelujah to that.


 

Kai: Let’s try to avoid that conversation for the next three days, okay?
Chris: If these motherfuckers bring up The Oath, I’m going to lose my mind.


 

[Chris answers the doorbell]
Chris: Hi, Katie, good to see you. happy Thanksgiving.
Abbie: What?
Pat: Not Katie. Abbie!


 

Chris: Percentage wise, who do you think gets in more car accidents in this country, white men or Asian women?
Hank: Asian women.
Chris: No! Dad, no. White men. I wouldn’t have said it if it was Asians.


 

[at their family Thanksgiving dinner]
Chris: This is not the America that I know.
Eleanor: Christopher, we said we’re not talking politics.
Chris: I’m not going to ruin Thanksgiving, I promise. Rest assured.


 

[as everyone is sat having dinner]
Alice: These potatoes are so good.
Chris: Did you watch Chris Rock on Late Night?
Abbie: He’s racist.
Chris: Chris Rock’s not racist. He’s best friends with Adam Sandler, that is a fact. You know, it’s actually racist to think Chris Rock’s racist.


 

Chris: You are Nazis!
Abbie: Like everything about liberals, as soon as they’re triggered, they call everyone a Nazi!
Chris: Oh, shut up, Katie!
Eleanor: No politics!
Pat: You treat people who don’t agree with everything you say like they’re morons.
Chris: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, you’re a moron.
Kai: Shut up!


 

Chris: Look at this.
[they watch the news showing a man being dragged away]
Alice: What did he do?
Abbie: He lit a copy of The Oath on fire in front of some constituents.
Chris: That is so not illegal. You can do whatever you want, you can take the American flag and shove it up your asshole.
Pat: Oh, God!
Eleanor: No politics!


 

Chris: Look at this.
[they watch the news showing a man being dragged away]
Alice: What did he do?
Abbie: He lit a copy of The Oath on fire.
Chris: Where are you getting this information from?
Abbie: @fattestpatriot.
Chris: Oh, okay. He’s a good source, @fattestpatriot?
Pat: He’s verified.
Chris: He’s a verified fucking idiot!


 

Chris: My brother, I love him. I bet they signed The Oath like that.
[snaps his finger]


 

[referring to Abbie]
Chris: You know I’m a feminist, but his girlfriend is a little…
Kai: You’re not using that word in this house. You can use pussy, trash pussy, but you cannot use that word.
Chris: That is a trash pussy.
Kai: Okay, that’s fine. She’s a trash pussy.


 

Peter: [to Chris] I’m Peter Yoon. We’re with the Division of Homeland Security. We received a report that you were impeding a private citizen’s choice to sign The Oath.


 

Chris: Do you guys have a warrant?
Mason: I just think the three of us should go for a ride.


 

Eleanor: I came down to get some coffee…
[she sees everyone is fighting and beating each other up]
Eleanor: Holly crap!
Kai: My house, bitch!


 

Chris: Hey, I want to just one more time say I’m really sorry you got tased.
Kai: I don’t know if this is because there’s still electricity in my body, but I am freaking out!


 

[referring to Mason, who’s head is bleeding]
Chris: His head is all fucked up. Did I do that to his head, or was his head like that before?


 

Alice: Now is time for practical solutions. Okay, how is this going to end?
Chris: I don’t know. We can go to Mexico. Maybe we become Mexican nationals. I speak a little bit of Spanish. I will learn more.
Kai: How the fuck is that practical?!

 

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