Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★½

i was a bit nervous that i wouldn't like this - that there was a good chance it would turn the holocaust into a punch line - but it was actually really funny and well done for the most part! i particularly loved how the first act was colorful, lighthearted and whimsical like a wes anderson film, but as the second act progressed into the third it became grittier and even the color scheme got darker as jojo's innocence left him. 

while the tone was definitely inconsistent at times, how couldn't it be? i don't think a film with such a premise could perfectly execute the tone, no matter who the director was. the funny scenes were fuckin funny, and the horrors of reality were heartbreaking as they should be. a particular scene with a blue butterfly and a pair of shoes really fucked me up, man. thomasin mckenzie and roman griffin davis gave such beautiful performances, particularly shining whilst showing how powerful fascism and hate can be, but, as corny as it sounds, how "love is the most powerful thing in the world." :~)

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