Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allie, Thomasin Mckenzie
Taika Waititi’s new film, Jojo Rabbit, recently won the audience award at the Torono International Film Festival. In it, Jojo (Griffin Davis) is a 10 year old kid who enters Hitler’s youth army. He’s young, scrappy, and not very equipped to be a strong little soldier. He’s mocked by the other boys and nicknamed Jojo Rabbit. He’s being groomed by their regime only to learn that his mother, Rosie (Johansson), is hiding a young Jewish girl (Mckenzie) in their cupboard. Jojo is absolutely bewildered and doesn’t know what to do with this information. He wants to believe and trust his mother, but this doesn’t sit well with the motto he’s been hearing at camp. This also doesn’t jive with his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi), a bumbling idiot full of terrible ideas for Jojo.
Here’s my review