Jojo Rabbit: Humor and Heartbreak in Nazi Germany

“Jojo Rabbit” is a 2019 satirical black comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi. The movie is set in Nazi Germany during World War II and follows the story of a young boy named Jojo Betzler, who has a blind devotion to Hitler and the Nazi Party.

Watching “Jojo Rabbit” was an emotionally impactful experience for me. The movie is a powerful commentary on the dangers of blind nationalism and the importance of empathy and compassion in times of hatred and division.

The character of Jojo is initially presented as a young boy brainwashed by Nazi propaganda, but throughout the movie, we see his beliefs challenged and his worldview transformed by the experiences he goes through.

The themes of love, family, and the power of human connection are at the heart of this movie, and the emotional journey of Jojo and the other characters is both heart-wrenching and heartwarming.

What impacted me the most about this movie was its ability to find humor in the darkest of situations. The movie is both hilarious and devastating, and the contrast between the two creates a powerful emotional impact.

The movie’s climax, which I won’t spoil here, is a beautiful and emotional moment that highlights the movie’s themes and leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.

My Verdict on the movie:

“Jojo Rabbit” is a movie that impacted me deeply with its unique blend of humor and emotion, its powerful commentary on nationalism and empathy, and its heartwarming message of love and family. It is a must-watch for anyone looking for a touching and thought-provoking cinematic experience.


This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023

25 thoughts on “Jojo Rabbit: Humor and Heartbreak in Nazi Germany”

  1. I am Dutch and my grandmother would always tell me stories about the war. I am so interested in this history. I will have to watch this movie. I have not seen it yet. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jennifer L Prince

    This was such a creative movie! I really enjoyed watching it as a new take on a historical character.

  3. Thank you for the great review of Jojo Rabbit. This certainly sounds like a film I need to add to my must see list. Thank you for the suggestion.

  4. I haven’t seen it yet but I am intrigued. Although I don’t like this genre I am intrigued to see what this is all about.

  5. Wow, it looks like a good movie. I will tell my husband about JoJo Rabbit, and maybe we will watch it this weekend. Thank you for the idea.

  6. I saw Jojo Rabbit in the cinema when it first came out – it was such a different look and so emotional. I remember being really surprised that a child would have Hitler for his imaginary friend. Very good writing here.

  7. Blair Villanueva

    I always enjoyed a good comedy movie, and I will definitely check this. Hope I could get a rental of this via YouTube.

  8. Rhian Westbury

    We saw this movie at the cinema when it first came out and we really enjoyed it. I loved Taika’s in it, and the level of humour was great x

  9. I agree with you that this is an interesting movie and that you have once again written a wonderful review for it.

  10. I agree with you – this film leaves such a deep and lasting impression on the viewers…..It has stayed with me since the time I saw it. Yes anything one believes in should never be just done ‘blindly’….reason should never be thrown to the wind.

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