Jojo Rabbit (review)

Jojo Rabbit (review)
Jojo Rabbit (review)
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This film starts as an almost rollicking satire of Nazi soldiers, especially Hitler youth, where the title character faces humiliation during his training (and earns his nickname). As he spends more time at home, he discovers that his mom (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish teenager in their house. Before it’s over, this narrative turns into a touching look at innocence, love and war. The actor playing Jojo is simply spectacular, deserving an Oscar for his nuanced and utterly charming performance. Director Taika Waititi (who also plays the boy’s imaginary friend Adolph Hitler) has crafted another twisted look at the absurdities of life (he’s also hilarious as the Fuhrer). Even though there’s plenty of Waititi’s twisted sense of humor, this movie evolves into a sweet and ultimately touching wartime drama.


4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)


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  1. I found it to be remarkably tender. The sets and costumes were almost Wes Anderson obsessive. I was curious to note the gay affect of several characters.

    • I forgot to mention in my review that the apartment was so gorgeous!

  2. Yeah, the kid was frighteningly precocious and in the moment! If he has no training, let him be . .. no Stanislavski or Alexander please! Waititi was classic comedy out of the Laurel & Hardy School, or Keaton?? Johansson deserved the Academy nod.

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