Michael Marino’s review published on Letterboxd:
My 4000th Movie!
Holy shit. Gosh darn it, wow, did this film live up to just about all my expectations.
What Taika Waititi managed to craft here is a film that manages to make you beam in joy at one moment, and then make cry uncontrollably in the next.
First off is the fantastic chemistry between Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie.
The relationship that untwines between the two of them in this movie is so beautiful and moving, so much so, in fact, that even thinking about it successfully manages to make myself get a little teary-eyed.
The supporting cast is also all great here, especially Sam Rockwell, who plays the role of Jojo's flamboyant Hitler Youth leader Captin Klenzendorf and Scarlett Johansson, who excellently plays Jojo's beautiful heavily hearted mother.
Alright, before I finish this review up, I would like to end on this notion.
So as I had just mentioned above, it looks that Jojo Rabbit happens to 4000th film I have watched.
All in all, I want to make out that I find it so utterly bittersweet that this little achievement of mine happens to fall across to a film that ties across to this certain caliber.
Especially for one that dares on trying to make its audience laugh towards a certain subject, one that partially historically speaking was in no way at all something we could, in fact, laugh at.
But hey, that's just one of the many power that can cinema can do for us.
Because There Will Never Be Anything As Special As Experiencing A Good Movie For The First Time.