Jojo Rabbit (12a)

Director Taika Waititi. Comedy/Drama/War

Writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature irreverence and pathos to this smart World War II-era satire. A lonely young boy, Jojo is living in Germany in the final days of the war, with the crumbling Nazi regime vicious to the last. With his father gone, Jojo is a game if somewhat inept member of the Hitler Youth, his imaginary friend none other than Adolf Hitler. But when he discovers his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl in their house, he is forced to confront his own convictions. Tackling the ludicrousness of racism and nationalism head on, Waititi has crafted an audacious, cartoon-like black comedy that also boasts emotional depth and tenderness.

Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Great film. Funny and sad. Excellent poignant satire of the evils of racial stereotyping.

The majority of the audience really enjoyed the film. Two have purchased their own copies of DVD to watch it again. Beautifully acted, and very thought provoking.