‘Jojo Rabbit’ Clip: No Politics, Just Imaginary Hitler, Allowed at the Dinner Table

/Film | 10/17/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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“This table is Switzerland,” Scarlett Johansson‘s Rosie declares in the new Jojo Rabbit clip — which is a bit of a different game to play with her son Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) than “The floor is lava.” Because there’s not much fun to be had in this game between mother and son at political odds in World War II Germany. Rosie is tired of war and the oppressive Nazi regime, while Jojo is fully indoctrinated into the Nazi beliefs, passionately declaring that Germany will defeat its enemies. It’s certainly a different kind of dinner-time argument in the new Jojo Rabbit clip below.

The visual irony of Johansson’s Rosie wearily declaring their dinner table a neutral zone for politics while an invisible Hitler (Taika Waititi) makes exaggerated faces at her is top notch comedy. But that’s just the kind of humor that director and star Waititi excels at in his anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit. The film follows the titular Jojo (newcomer Griffin Davis) who yearns to fight for his country, but slowly learns that the Nazi regime isn’t all it’s...
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