This month’s movie was the Historical Satire set in 1940’s Nazi Germany, Jojo Rabbit, from 2019 starring Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler.
How would one describe this film? A “Nazi satire” that can be tough to stomach due to the imagery shown of 1940s Nazi Germany and the style of “humour” used to lighten the mood not always being in good taste nor timing.
What exactly is the plot of the first season? A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Runtime: 108 minutes (1 hour and 48 minutes)
Rating: PG (Mature Thematic Content, Some Disturbing Images, Violence, and Coarse Language)
Fun Fact: Even though the spoken dialogue is all in English, all written or printed text in the movie is in German.
How to See it: It is currently streaming on Prime Video (Requires Subscription to Starz), Crave (Requires Subscription to Starz), and Disney Plus & can be purchased from Google Play, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Cineplex Store, YouTube, and Apple TV.
Personal Rating: 4.5/10
Personal Feelings: This film was a very hard watch for me personally as Taika Waititi’s style of comedy didn’t exactly mesh very well with the serious moments throughout the film and can be quite jarring at times especially in the last 40 minutes of the film.
Join us on Thursday, May 25th, 7:30pm PT and let us know what you think!
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