Jojo Rabbit

Oscar Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay

Writer director Taika Waititi (Thor, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) 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. (PG-13, 108 mins)

“Waititi’s faith in the notion that a child will lead us out of ignorance may be naïve. It’s also deeply affecting.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Waititi masterfully balances the film’s comedy with the seriousness of the subject. He plays with your emotions to heighten the impact of the story’s message. Nothing in this film feels gratuitous and the tonal shift in the film will hit you like a ton of bricks.” – Alan Ng, Film Threat