Jojo Rabbit

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, War
Running Time:  108 min.
In theatres:
October 25, 2019 - Toronto
November 1, 2019 - Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa
November 8, 2019 - Halifax, Québec, Victoria, Winnipeg, London, Kitchener

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 2 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

Synopsis

During WWII, JoJo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), an awkward 10-year-old boy, lives in Germany with his single mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson). As members of the Hitler Youth, Jojo and his friends have to learn war games and how to blow things up, but the kids aren't that adept and manage to stab themselves with the knives they're given and blow up buildings that are not meant to be blown up. When Jojo is asked to kill a rabbit but can't bring himself to do it, he earns himself the nickname "Jojo Rabbit."

Discouraged, Jojo seeks solace in his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), who does his best to encourage the boy, while telling him stories of his own awkward youth. Meanwhile, Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie), a teenage Jewish girl, in their home. Jojo doesn't know any Jews, but has heard they have horns and scales and hang from the rafters like bats. He decides not to tell the authorities, because he knows that would put his mother in danger, so instead he tries to find out all he can about Elsa, in order to gather information about Jews for the Nazis. As he does so, he has to endure Elsa's teasing, who makes quips such as, "Obviously we are demons who love money."

Director: Taika Waititi
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley, Carthew Neal
Screenplay: Taika Waititi

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  • 5 stars "This is one of the best movies I have seen ..... ever! The writing is fantastic acting amazing and the comedic-dramatic balance is perfect. Everyone in high school and up should see this as a reminder of what happens when small minds, lies and fake news are allowed to fester and spread. This is a most fitting reminder of what comes next if we don't correct our current course."