Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★★

I was extremely wary of this film when I heard about it. I've loved his other films but this felt like it could be all types of wrong.

Fortunately it's pretty much perfect. Laugh out loud funny, incisive, and deeply moving. Taika Waititi's portrayal of a ten year olds imaginary version of Hitler is on the money and manages to counter balance the subject matter perfectly. Everyone in this is great. Even Rebel Wilson who plays the exact same character as in Bridesmaids or Pitch Perfect except, y'know, a Nazi, manages to get a few laughes. Tone is so important here and for some it'll be too much but I found it just right.

I will take comedy dramas over dramas all day long. I find the real sting of tragedy lands better in a comedy. For example, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has me weeping more than anything by Ken Loach.

So yes, it's a high recommendation from me. An absolute joy of a film.

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