Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

A satirical film about a boy living in Germany during World War II who idolizes Hitler. That sounds like a film that just shouldn't work, yet JOJO RABBIT does. Taika Waititi always brings his own style and sense of humour to the films he makes and it worked so well here for me.

Before you all get you panties tied into a knot, the film is not designed to make you think Hitler is meant to be idolized but quite the opposite. If you don't find yourself smiling or laughing out loud while you're watching this, I'm not sure I want to know you. There are going to be people that don't like this film and that's okay. I just know that it's one that I'll still find enjoyable upon numerous rewatches.

Roman Griffin Davis (as 10 year old Jojo) was great. With him being a child actor, I was concerned that he would quickly lose steam and just be okay at best. But, Davis killed it from the first scene and kept it up right until the very end. I can't imagine we won't be seeing him again in the future.

Thomasin Mackenzie, Scarlett Johannson, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell and Taika Waititi himself were all great in their roles. I felt like they were always nailing the big moments, the jokes...everything.

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