Writer director Taika Waititi 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.
With six Oscar nominations, among which best picture, Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp, precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check. Waititi is clever enough to flirt with scandal without getting burned.
Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi
Commedia, Drammatico, Guerra