Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

Hatred starts somewhere. It doesn't just manifest from the ether. Whether it's bigotry, xenophobia, sexism or any other vile form of exclusion, stripping people off their value as human beings is a learned evil. This is something that Taika Waititi manages to convey particularly well as young Jojo believes everything his hateful government is saying. The parallels with the bullshit children have to traverse today are painfully apparent.

There is lightness and humour, devastation and darkness, all experienced by a susceptible, manipulated little boy. Some may see this as a tonal nightmare but frankly, I'm almost certain that's the point. I wrestled with my emotions for the entire movie. Laughing, crying, feeling guilty at the levity knowing what was transpiring, and being decimated by the discoveries of this ten and a half year old kid.

I very much appreciated my time with Jojo Rabbit. I probably won't revisit it for a while but it got me thinking and feeling, which is never a bad thing.

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