Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★½

You're not a nazi, Jojo. You're a 10 year old boy who's into swastikas, likes to dress up in a fancy uniform and wants to be part of a club.

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A soulful satire that goes deep into understanding what it truly takes to fight hate. It's cleverly entertaining throughout, but as poignant as Taika Waititi's humor is, Jojo Rabbit's strongest issue is its heart; it's emotional impact. It urges us to look very carefully into what we're fighting and how we're fighting, because more often then not that person who says the most terrible and insensitive things that make you burn in anger is not an actual nazi; sometimes they're just a gullible kid who's been fed with wrong ideas that aren't their own. Jojo Rabbit is easily one of the year's most relevant movies, as it approaches such delicate subjects in very straightforward - and honestly sometimes even blunt - manners for it has a message that needs to be heard, and it does so brilliantly while being funny and captivating up until the end.