I saw Jojo Rabbit at the end of the lockdown in France, sometime in June when theaters opened again. And I’ve got to say that despite the conditions, it was a really great experience!
Jojo is a lonely german boy. His vision of the world is put to the test when an accident happens, and he discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. With the help of his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo will have to decide what to do. Will he follow his blind nationalism or put everything he knows in question?
Or you can watch the trailer right here.
The first thing I have to say is, I love Taika Waititi. He is one of my favorite directors ever since I’ve watched Thor: Ragnarok! I’ve watched a lot of his work since, and I was delighted to see that he was doing this movie, especially since the topic is so serious.
I’ve grown up and currently live in Alsace. It’s a region in the east of France that has passed many times between Germany and France. Most recently, we were German during WWII. So I kind of felt some sympathy for Jojo, who was the same age my grandparents were at that time. And I’ve heard many stories about it, and know this is how most children were at that time.
The absurdity of the movie is also of the things I loved most about it. It really contrasts well with the seriousness of the subject and the situation that Jojo is in.
Should you watch Jojo Rabbit?
I would absolutely recommend that you watch Jojo Rabbit, it really is a great movie for everyone. And despite the serious time period this movie is situated in, it could be seen by anyone about the age of 12.