- Taika Waititi
- 103 mins
A lonely German boy discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo Rabbit must confront his blind nationalism as the Second World War continues to rage on. Taika Waititi wrote, directed and co-stars in this Oscar-winning comedy, featuring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Scarlett Johansson
Why watch Jojo Rabbit?:
Taika Waititi has just got bigger and bigger over the years, with this year's projects including Thor: Love and Thunder and Our Flag Means Death, as well as having a voice role in Lightyear. This success may have been jumpstarted by Thor: Ragnarok, but 2019's Jojo Rabbit really brought home for the awards crowd that Waititi meant business.
It stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Scarlett Johansson, with Waititi himself taking on a supporting role, and tells the story of a young boy in Nazi Germany who has been deluded by propaganda and has an imaginary friend version of Hitler in his head. It's a surprisingly sweet comedy with a heartfelt message, yet still has the strength not to shy away from the horrors of the era. Its quirky style might not be to everyones tastes, but if you believe in the idea of laughing in the face of hatred being the best way forward, this should suit down to the ground.