Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★

The idea of turning the portrayal of a young nazi German boy upside down to something amusing by having him befriend a silly imaginary version of Hitler is funny on paper, but not merely a strong enough idea to support a feature film. Especially when this element of the film, this gimmick, only really serves to make room for Taika Waititi to find his way in front of the camera to deliver a couple of cheap jokes, which you'll either be fully onboard with or shrug at the least - I mostly did the latter. But other than a sense of comedy that often feels forced or exhausting due to its conflicting tones, Taika Waititi's anti-hate satire has something great at heart. A light Wes Anderson-esque comedy that takes place in an absurd reality, which in this case works best when it slows down and focuses on the story's more dramatic sides. The power of indoctrination, hate speech and resentment towards something you know nothing about.

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