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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, War | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Taika Waititi (screenplay), Christine Leunens (novel)
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Taika Waititi Had a Hard Time Getting 'Jojo Rabbit' Made

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Griffin Davis ... Jojo
Thomasin McKenzie ... Elsa
Scarlett Johansson ... Rosie
Taika Waititi ... Adolf
Sam Rockwell ... Captain Klenzendorf
Rebel Wilson ... Fraulein Rahm
Alfie Allen ... Finkel
Stephen Merchant ... Deertz
Archie Yates ... Yorki
Luke Brandon Field ... Christoph
Sam Haygarth ... Hans
Stanislav Callas ... Russian Soldier
Joe Weintraub ... Herr Junker (as Joseph Weintraub)
Brian Caspe ... Herr Mueller
Gabriel Andrews Gabriel Andrews ... Herr Klum
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Storyline

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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An anti-hate satire.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jojo Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$349,555, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$24,259,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,259,749
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, and Sam Rockwell have all had roles within the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Waititi appeared as Korg in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (which he also directed) and Avengers: Endgame (2019); Johansson portrayed Black Widow in multiple MCU films; and Rockwell portrayed Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2 (2010). See more »

Goofs

The first time we see an American soldier waving a flag from a balcony, it is one with 50 stars instead of 48. (A common mistake in WW2 films). They later rectify this error and show an American in a Jeep waving a correct 48 star flag. See more »

Quotes

Jojo Betzler: [to Adolf] Fuck off, Hitler!
[kicks Adolph out the window]
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Crazy Credits

Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final.

  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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Connections

Featured in 2020 Golden Globe Awards (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz & Chorus from Faust
Music by Charles Gounod
Lyrics by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Performed by The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra and Roger Wagner Chorale (as The Roger Wagner Chorale)
Conducted by Roger Wagner
Courtesy of Capitol Records (US)
Under license from Universal Music s.r.o., A Universal Music Company
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Among the Finest Examples of Satire In Recent Memory
27 October 2019 | by MetaflixSee all my reviews

"What did they do?" Jojo asks his mother, inquiring about the townspeople he sees hanging in the village square.

"Plenty of good," Jojo's mother responds, reinforcing the noblest of convictions to both herself and her impressionable young son.

The above interaction is just one of many poignant scenes found throughout Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit,' about a young boy in Germany's army who discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Beyond the many instances of poignancy and incisiveness, 'Jojo Rabbit' is equally packed with witty dialogue and humorous interludes, making it among the finest examples of satire to emerge from Hollywood in recent memory.

So color us mystified as to why critics have given this gem such a paltry 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 58% on Metacritic. Those who panned the movie are either unable to laugh at absurdity, or they themselves are so absurd that it's not worth anyone's time to read their brainsick thoughts.


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