Lee’s review published on Letterboxd:
JoJo Rabbit is a strange yet pleasing comedy/drama set during World War II. The story follows a young boy in Hitlers army, led by a charming Roman Griffin Davis. The young boy has an imaginary friend in the form of Adolf Hitler, & is commanded at his nazi youth camp by a hard drinking captain played by a humorous Sam Rockwell. After an incident at the camp, the young boy is forced to spend more time at home with his single mom, played by an ever endearing Scarlett Johansson. However his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic, this secret suspends the boy into an unexpected awakening. Writer/Director/co-star Taika Waititi, “What We Do in the Shadows”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, who also fills in as the devious Adolf Hitler, “in a peculiarly amusing manner”, molds a hysterically quirky, yet emotional satire that ultimately delivers a humane, heartbreaking and loving message. The movie brilliantly plays in the realms of a fantasy brought to life by utilizing realistic terms. A lot of credit goes out to Taika Waiti for his originality & his strong charismatic cast of assembled players.