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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:

Christine Leunens (based upon the book 'Caging Skies' by), Taika Waititi (screenplay by)
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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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Trivia

Regarding the visual style, Waititi wanted something bright and colorful as most films covering this period are often desaturated with dull tones. "I wanted to show something that was actually a bit more authentic to the colors of the time. Germany was the height of fashion and design and textiles." See more »

Goofs

Finkel's position during the walnuts-on-the-map scene is not consistent. He goes from having one hand on the desk and the other on his waist, to eating walnuts all of a sudden, back to his initial position, then to having both hands on the desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jojo Betzler: [Jojo puts on his uniform and looks at himself in the mirror] Jojo Betzler, ten years old. Today, you join the ranks of the Jungvolk in a very special training weekend. It's going to be intense. Today, you become a man.
[pause]
Jojo Betzler: I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, and of his now. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him. So help me, God.
[Hitler walks around Jojo]
Adolf Hitler: Yes, that's right. Now, Jojo Betzler, what is your mind?
Jojo Betzler: Snake mind.
Adolf Hitler: And ...
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Crazy Credits

The song "Jojo's March" from the film's score plays during the Fox Searchlight and TSG Entertainment logos. See more »


Soundtracks

Komm, gib mir deine Hand
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue (GB)/Beatles/Colderstone
Under license from Universal Music s.r.o., A Universal Music Company
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There is hope
29 February 2020 | by gregoryblanch88See all my reviews

Jojo Rabbit demonstrates that there is hope, both for humanity and Hollywood. By the latter I mean it's hard to imagine how a film this original got made in an era of reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels (mostly bad)

The characters are charming and quirky, the dialogue clever and the plot wisely confines itself to telling an intensely personal story rather than one of the war itself. The young male star is perfect, and the other performances shine as well. It does seem though that Scarlett got less time on the screen than she deserves.

The director cleverly doesn't show us certain things, and a lot of good choices were made in the editing room.

Hollywood, if you're listening, more like this please.


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$349,555, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$33,370,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,335,025
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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