Jojo Rabbit

Winner of the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival! 

Director: 
Taika Waititi
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
108 mins
Cast: 
Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
 

"Waititi ... finds such strange, sweet humor in his storytelling that the movie somehow maintains its ballast, even when the tone inevitably (and it feels, necessarily) shifts." - Entertainment Weekly

"Strikes just the right balance between comedy, tragedy, and drama, the result being a very funny WWII film that nevertheless carries an incredibly important message about the here and now." - IGN

"Waititi’s witty script and colorful supporting role as Adolf Hitler are the obvious comedic highlights of 'Jojo Rabbit.' But the film only works because it manages to nail its balance of tones." - Consequence of Soun

"
A twisted piece of grandly entertaining provocation. ... This is a dark satire that finds a way to make a case for understanding." - The Wrap