Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★

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What do Jojo Rabbit and Donald Trump have in common?

Their defenders stan way too hard for them. It's like something is on the line beyond politics or taste; a sense of personal identity.

("People who don't like that are the kind of nasty, elitist, fundamentally rotten type of people I would never, ever want to be. In fact, I want to spit in the smug faces of such people, every chance I get.")

Pretty interesting results for an "anti-hate satire," don't you think?

For the record, this needed to be either much, much meaner, or so blithely innocent as to make that innocence an intolerable, self-undermining element that challenged or even indicted the viewer. But Waititi is no Mel Brooks, and he is certainly no Pasolini. Alas, he's but a second-rate Wes Anderson.

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