Director: Taika Waititi
Writers: Taika Waititi (screenplay), Christine Leunens (novel)|
Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Nominations: Six Oscars (including Best Picture, Screenplay); Two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor – Musical or Comedy; Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (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.
A work of sublime sweetness and beauty.
…braves the no-man’s-land between genuinely laugh-out-loud comic moments and the horrors of hate…
Waititi’s faith in the notion that a child will lead us out of ignorance may be naïve. It’s also deeply affecting.