Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

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A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (circa 108 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital, rda.
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NTSC, rda.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.

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L_C3
Jul 24, 2020

One of the most surprising, funny, and even heartbreaking film I've seen in years. I'm a big fan of Waititi's work, but I was still blown away by the incredible character work. Elsa and Rosie in particular were stand out performances and characters for me. This is one of the few movies I've watched in recent years that I'll be buying for sure!

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beaches4evr
Jul 22, 2020

Absolutely brilliant! Many people have expressed what I also think---the absurdity of war seen through the eyes of children. Well worth your time! Excellent performances by all the actors!!

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BBRUTTIG
Jul 22, 2020

Outstanding dark comedy-drama. Started out weird but swelled to a very good movie about perception.

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21221018293347
Jul 02, 2020

During an absolutely terrible time in our history, one young German boy copes with the reality of Nazism. Fully indoctrinated into the Nazi way of thinking - including his imaginary friend, Hitler - Jo Jo meets a Jewish girl who has been hidden in the attic by his mother. Hitler and Nazism say that Jews are monsters. JoJo proceeds to interview her, so he can write a book for Hitler describing the monster Jews' culture and habits.

JoJo has many relationships; the girl, his mother the resistance worker; his father - missing or killed in France; his imaginary Hitler; a German leader and trainer of boys and girls for the Brown Shirts and Gestapo.

Conversations with the girl and his mother open JoJo's eyes to the hard reality of WWII. During a difficult time, JoJo has developed ways to cope with the reality of the time. A very good movie.

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dsw3914
Jun 28, 2020

Very watchable. Other than that, I really don't know what to say about it. It does have 2 good young actors--Jo Jo and Yorki.

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JessLundin
Jun 23, 2020

Adorable and heart warming movie about Nazis and the evils of war. Yes, this satire managed to pull that off. The acting, especially of Jojo's character is great. Scenes are well shot. Everything about this movie, including the messages are wonderful. War and bigotry suck. Being a kid and loving people is awesome.

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winston16
Jun 17, 2020

With all the bad things in recent months, I put off watching this for some time. Glad I recently saw it. Very imaginative with surprising storyline and very good acting--those three kids are amazing! With intolerance still alive and well across the globe, this film is a reminder of what has been and what could happen again , but it does so in an entertaining and provocative way. Worth seeing for sure.

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Courier2003
May 30, 2020

We will never get rid of the Nazis, and we should never forget what they had done to the world. I have watched too many documentaries on the Nazis.They did have the best looking uniforms in WWII. I watched the entire movie , but was not impressed. Did you hear what the little kid said when he knocked Hitler out of the window?

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

Solid comedy poking fun at the nazis. A decent coming of age story as well.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2020

Can't do better than Nursebob's Feb 03, 2020 comment. (Also referenced Nursebob in my comment on Taika Waititi's 2010 film "Boy".) A bit weary at the beginning but it is all laughs after the first 20 minutes. The two boy actors as Jojo and Yorki are super and like other kids, say and do the darndest things.

Note: Not surprised that this film won the 2020 Oscar for Adapted Screenplay.

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ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Elsa Korr: I don't know anything about being a woman. Is that what it is? You do things like drinkwine?
Rosie: Sure. You drink. Champagne if you're happy. Champagne, if you're sad. You drive a car. Gamble if you want. Own diamonds. Learn how to fire a gun. You travel to Morocco. Take up lovers. Make them suffer. You look a tiger in the eye. And trust without fear. That's what it is to be a woman.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

You're not a Nazi, Jojo. You're a ten-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Rosie: Love is the strongest thing in the world.

Jojo Betzler: I think you'll find that metal is the strongest thing in the world, followed closely by dynamite, and then muscles.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Jojo Betzler: Nothing makes sense anymore.

Yorki: Yeah, I know, definitely not a good time to be a Nazi.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2020

38 quotes in IMDb already. However, equally memorable are those quotes in many scenes as comic exclamations, e.g. the kicks exhibited by Jojo and Rosie. Other examples are when Jojo and Yorki reunited during the liberation battle:

Jojo?
-Yorki! Thank God. I thought you were dead.
No. It seems like I can never die. I'm gonna go home and see my mother. I need a cuddle.

Or the scene after this simple quote between Jojo and Elsa:

What do we do now?

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MATTHEW S HAMMOND
Apr 30, 2020

MATTHEW S HAMMOND thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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jaqmartial1
Feb 22, 2020

jaqmartial1 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mazzarati
Jan 14, 2020

Mazzarati thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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