Director: Taika Waititi
Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Who knew that Taika Waititi as fake Hilter would be one of the funniest performances of 2019? Like a Wes Anderson movie set during World War II, Jojo Rabbit plays heavy on the satire to show you that Nazis are trash. Wrapped up in that simple premise is a coming of age story about Hitler's most excited Aryan child, Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) and his mother (played by Scarlett Johansson) maneuvering in a world that doesn't take kind to Jewish people...which makes the young woman hiding out in Jojo's house quite the problem! What we end up getting is an off-beat, charming, and hilarious comedy that highlights the diamonds in the rough out there, in any situation...even Nazi Germany. —khal