Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★½

Taika Waititi has such a natural gift for blending comedy and drama in a heartwarming and tear-inducing way that was nowhere to be found in Thor: Love and Thunder. It's a very bold move to make the protagonist of your film a Nazi sympathizer, but when he's a 10 year old boy forced to come to terms with the reality of his fanaticism for Adolf Hitler, it has the potential to strike gold. And that it did. It takes the war seriously enough so that's its effects are felt within the main characters while also still allowing itself to be silly and fun. Everybody is phenomenal in this film and it's a crying shame that Scarlett Johansson didn't win that Oscar. I too fell in love with Thomasin McKenzie. And, in a different way, with Archie Yates, that kid could be one of the funniest child actors I've ever seen.

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