Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★½

"Nothing makes sense anymore."

A portrait of misguided youth and truly finding yourself in an insane world, Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit is a haunting and sublime achievement.

I'm not overly familiar with his work, having only seen Ragnarok (meh) and What We Do In The Shadows (Yes please), but this is an exceptionally strong picture by one of comedy's strongest current voices. His comedic situations are awkward and cutting, never losing track of the story at hand. Terrific stuff. 

Cast is uniformly great, from young Roman Griffin Davis holding his own and carrying the film, to a beautiful turn by Scarlett Johansson, everyone here is just doing great work. Sam Rockwell also turns in one of his better performances here, playing a Nazi with a certain something to hide. Also I really hope that Thomasin McKenzie blows up after this. 

CLICHE REVIEW ENDING: I laughed, I cried, JoJo Rabbit is one of the best films of the year!

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