Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★½

Although it is not Taika Waititi’s best filmography, Jojo Rabbit tells a story of a 10 years old boy as part of The Deutsches Jungvolk and his imaginary friend is a supportive and idiotic Aldolf Hitler. Things starts to turn upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in his attic, then Jojo begins to confront his blind nationalism. A journey of a boy finding his compassion and humanity amid racial stereotypes and biases.

This is a blend of satire and black comedy simultaneously funny and wildly entertaining yet manage to slot in several gut wrenching moments and grim reality of its source material. Taika Waititi successfully strike these balance perfectly given heaps of films about WWII, Nazi Germany and holocaust, Jojo Rabbit is incredibly funny and fresh, anchor by newcomer Roman Griffin Davis is also deeply affecting, endearing and provide us a naïve point of view in a rather dark subject matter.

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