Summer Movie Series – Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit (2019) – July 18 (1:48)
Johannes “Jojo” Betzler, a ten-year-old Hitler Youth member finds out that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. He must then question his beliefs while dealing with the intervention of his imaginary friend, a fanciful version of Adolf Hitler with a comedic stance on the politics of the war. The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, and Alfie Allen.
Brian Truitt, writing for USA Today called it “brilliant Nazi-mocking satire”, writing: “As much as it makes you laugh, Waititi’s must-watch effort is a warm hug of a movie that just so happens to have a lot of important things to say.” Nominated for 6 Academy Awards.