Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★½

Started off thoroughly unconvinced that Taika Waititi was going to pull this off. The first act is funny in places, but I was pretty unsure whether it was actually going to go anywhere. Gradually though I began to get really won over by this (especially after a major gutpunch in the final act), and found myself really quite moved by the time the credits rolled. I'm not sure it all works, but the kid actors are great and Waititi's wacky, father-figure version of Hitler is hysterical. A real pleasant surprise.

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