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Old 07-23-19, 11:55 AM
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Jojo Rabbit (2019, D: Waititi) S: Waititi, Johansson, Griffin, McKenzie, Rockwell





Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) 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.

In Theaters October 18, 2019

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Screenplay by: Taika Waititi, based upon the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens

Produced by: Carthew Neal, p.g.a., Taika Waititi, p.g.a., Chelsea Winstanley

Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson

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Finally, the Hitler Youth comedy we’ve all been waiting for.
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Something different...I'm in.
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Re: Jojo Rabbit (2019, D: Waititi) S: Waititi, Johansson, Griffin, McKenzie, Rockwell

Saw the trailer for this before Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As soon as I saw it was from Taika Waititi I was in. Looking forward to it.
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I'm very excited for this. Will be interesting to see how it will be marketed this due to the merger.
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I'm very excited for this. Will be interesting to see how it will be marketed this due to the merger.
The trailers are post-acquisiton, not sure what you mean?
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The trailers are post-acquisiton, not sure what you mean?
I think he means how aggressive the studio is about marketing. Everything gets a trailer whether it's marketed relentlessly or swept under a rug come release date.
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I think he means how aggressive the studio is about marketing. Everything gets a trailer whether it's marketed relentlessly or swept under a rug come release date.
Exactly.
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Oh, yea... IDK... most of the Fox movies haven't had that strong of a push regardless. Ad Astra is getting the most it seems. Ready or Not got a decent amount too. That got the AMC Artisan label for promotion. This got that label too. Disney may put a little extra behind this since they can work the "Ragnarok" angle.
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This premieres at TIFF this coming Sunday. I was this close to getting a ticket when they first went up, but decided to pass only because I suspect this will probably be a fairly high-profile release, and in recent years I've thrown my TIFF money at less-tested filmmakers and their works. This film seems to have massive potential if handled properly and not immediately dumped on some streaming service.
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I'll check this out. I think Thomasin Mckenzie is a great up and coming young actress. I'll check anything out that she's in.
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Who was it who said "Never try to make a comedy about Nazis?"
Anyway, I hope it works...we haven't had a lot of good comedies this decade.
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Who was it who said "Never try to make a comedy about Nazis?"
Anyway, I hope it works...we haven't had a lot of good comedies this decade.
Somebody that hated The Producers?
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Somebody that hated The Producers?
Probably...
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Who was it who said "Never try to make a comedy about Nazis?"
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I'm having a hard time judging from the trailer whether this is a stroke of genius or a total bomb of a movie. Regardless, I'm looking forward to see it.
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Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
I'm having a hard time judging from the trailer whether this is a stroke of genius or a total bomb of a movie. Regardless, I'm looking forward to see it.
Same here.

With this subject matter, the target is very difficult to hit...it requires precision.
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OK, I'm hooked by the trailer.
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Early reviews are a bit mixed: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jojo_rabbit

From what I can tell the negative reviews feel it stayed a little too innocent.
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Audience Award at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival

“Jojo” beat Todd Phillips’ “Joker” for the award, as well as less divisive films that included Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes.”

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the first runner-up, while Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” was second runner-up.
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