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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)
Popularity
54 ( 31)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 158 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Taika Waititi doesn't like to give a lot of direction to actors. "I don't feel it's necessary if someone knows the words and can say them relatively fast and not maybe feel like they're 'acting'." See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, when the Hitler Youth are sent into battle, Jojo is standing dazed while the other boys rush into combat. However, the eagle on Jojo's uniform is now on his left side. The boys' knives are on their right side, and they are all throwing grenades with their left hands. The film in this scene has been reversed. 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

There is a quote from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke right before the closing credits: "Let everything happen to you / Beauty and terror / Just keep going / No feeling is final." See more »


Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Grow Up
Written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Island Records (US)
Under license from Universal Music s.r.o., A Universal Music Company
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User Reviews

 
Moving, hilarious...tragic
3 November 2019 | by EvilMissQBSee all my reviews

The trailer for the movie had me scratching my head but as a HUGE fan of Waititi I felt I ought to give it a shot.

My best spoiler free review is that this is an original, outrageous film. The emotional gamut we are subjected to is whiplash inducing, but without the neck brace and ambulance chasing lawyers.

Every actor is perfection. Young JoJo and Yorkie are devastatingly earnest and so talented. Sam Rockwell is always a master. Every subtle satire is underwritten with a grim level of truth. The soundtrack n unexpected choice.

Go see it. Prepare yourself for quite a ride.


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jojo Rabbit See more »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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