Director: Taika Waititi
2019, 108 minutes, Digital, PG-13
2/9/2020 2:00PM – OC
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
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.
“In the uncomfortably funny, unapologetically insensitive, cheerfully outrageous Jojo Rabbit, writer-director Waititi (Thor: Ragnorak) delivers a timely, anti-hate fractured fairy tale” – Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun Times
“It’s Waititi’s ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine