Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★★

I wasn't certain how high I would go with this movie until the last couple of scenes. It sure opens with a cinematic bang mixing Nazi propaganda films with a Beatles song, in German, from the height of Beatlemania. I was worried that this would merely be a spoof on an imaginary Hitler, or a comment on extremist indoctrination, but like most Taiki Waititi movies it hits the heart strings hard. There was something special about how the two little boys would hug every time they met up. This is more than a satire, by the end I was getting flashbacks to Iran's Childhood and Come and See and yet the viewer isn't left to stumble out of the theater in despair. The fact that I left the theater in tears pushed this to a five-star movie for me.

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