Cadinho93’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Jojo Rabbit is an absolutely wonderful film. It shows what life is like during WWII, showing how life seemed to be in Nazi Germany and how many things are hidden from the average viewer.
It also shows the level of brainwashing that children are the victims of, with even the main character having his imaginary friend be a perfect caricature of what he believed Adolf Hitler to be like: funny, encouraging and always there for him. An imaginary friend is a staple in many children's young lives and for one's to be a genoidical dictator shows how dreadful his state of mind is.
The cast is wonderful: Johannes "Jojo" Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie), Rosie Betzler (Scarlett Johansson), Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell), Fräulein Rahm (Rebel Wilson), Freddy Finkel (Alfie Allen) and Herman Deertz (Stephen Merchant).
Overall, Jojo Rabbit is a spectacular, brilliant, very powerful film and some moments are a lot more heart wrenching than others, but the film is entertaining, well told, stunningly cast, scripted and directed.