Reviewed by Casey
This is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy 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.
Taika Waititi, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows, didn't create a movie about the horrors of the Holocaust or the Nazi party; he created a movie about Jojo's journey to reject evil and hatred and allow love to triumph. He managed to take a difficult topic and spin it into comedy, while also showing immense and genuine empathy.
The soundtrack (which includes songs by Tom Waits, Love, and David Bowie) is also an excellent and powerful use of music.
Rating: 4/5 stars