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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the scene where Jojo discovers Elsa, his sister Inge's ballet slippers are shown with her name inscribed on them. This follows the theme of focusing on shoes throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

Early on during the training exercise, Jojo and Hitler are running side by side when Jojo steals a grenade from Captain Klenzendorf. The other Hitler Youth seated on the ground move out of the way of Jojo as he runs through. They also move out of the way from Hitler. However, Hitler is supposed to be imaginary. The other kids should never have seen him so they had no reason to move. 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

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by The Vienna Boys' Choir, Gerald Wirth, and Salonorchester Alt Wien
Arranged by Gerald Wirth
Courtesy of Universal Music GmbH (AT), Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
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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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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