Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jojo Rabbit

Sunday afternoon, Sharon and I saw Jojo Rabbit at the Century Roseville 14 and XD. This is part of our continuing effort to see all of the Oscar nominated films. Jojo Rabbit was chosen by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of the year. At the 92nd Academy Awards, the film received six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The movie was written and directed by Taika Waititi and based on Christine Leunens's book Caging Skies. Roman Griffin Davis plays Hilter Youth Johannes "Jojo" Metzler. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as his mother, Taika Waititi as Jojo's imaginary friend [Adolf Hitler], Sam Rocwell an Army officer who runs a Hitler Youth camp, Rebel Wilson and Alfie Allen.

Sharon liked the film more than I did; she thought that it was one of the best movies that we have seen this year. The performance by eleven year old Roman Griffin Davis is remarkable. Described as a black comedy, the movie does a great job of mixing satire and comedy into the closing months of World War II.

[Note to self], we should avoid this theater in the future. Although there is reserved seating, it is a old style theater with smaller seats crammed together.

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