This is a brilliant World War II satire by director, writer and actor in this movie, Taika Waititi and this movie follows a small German boy named Jojo, played wonderfully by the 12-year-old Roman Griffin Davis. I think he was actually still just 11 years old when they started shooting this movie. Really good performance for his first ever movie. This is one of the best child performances I have seen in a long time. Anyway, young Jojo is a huge fan of Hitler (Taika Waititi) and he always shows up in this movie as Jojo’s imaginary friend. And he’s portrayed as kind of an idiot. He’s a little goofy. And I loved every minute of it. So, Jojo’s whole world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother played by Scarlett Johansson, is hiding a young Jewish girl named Elsa in their attic and she is played by Thomasin McKenzie. This movie can get a lot of different emotions out of you as well. There’s a heartbreaking scene in this movie, also a very tense scene where you’re just waiting for something to jump out at you. This movie is also beautiful to watch. So colourful. This is something that I forgot to mention in my Knives out review for some odd reason.
I’m giving this movie 8/10*. Go check it out, it’s worth your time.