Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★

Would normally skip this outright, but it’s likely to get a Best Picture nomination which means I’ll have to see it eventually, and I’d rather rip off the band-aid while I can still see it on a big screen. Anyway, no surprise here that I didn’t like the heartfelt nazi satire movie. Tonal balance is one of the few things I thought it mostly pulled off, though Waititi’s goofy overacting made it feel like he didn’t belong in his own movie. I get that the imaginary friend element is meant to be somewhat incongruous with the rest of the film, but it was way too much for me. Not risky, not funny, and above all else just remarkably dull for such a provocative premise.

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