Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★½

Jojo Rabbit is a WWII Nazi Germany satire film that gave me a new appreciation for Taika Waititi. He somehow managed to walk an extremely thin line throughout the feature effortlessly. It's funny and sad. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking. You get strong gut punches and genuine levity. And depending on your knowledge of the subject matter, the layers or webbing of horror and comedy become all the more apparent and it's a fantastic experience.

Wonderful performances by everyone involved. Whether it's Roman Griffin Davis, our endearing protagonist, or Waititi himself as Hitler, the cast populated the film by bringing their best. That combined with the overall well-written heartfelt story makes Jo Jo rabbit an essential viewing.

There are some heavy-handed scenes but instead of distracting, they feel earned. Anyway, another Taika Waititi film which I enjoyed a lot. Highly recommended. And if I were to rate it, I'd give it a 9/10.