Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, October 18, 2019) Movie • Page 6

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Joe, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. riotspray

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    Maybe I'm just too far removed from the religion since I haven't really practiced Judaism outside of the traditional celebrating of the high holidays with family since my bar mitzvah 20 years ago, but I didn't really find anything too over the top. I could see a few things being offensive on their own, but in the context of the whole film, I felt like it mostly worked. The entire premise is kind of a big swing and I guess I'm just forgiving of any minor things because it was mostly a success.
     
  2. TJ Wells

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    I found it incredibly tame for the most part.
     
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  3. phaynes12

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    i don't really "enjoy" five or six showings of jews drawn as trolls or goblins. like, we get it the first time. plus, it being played for laughs, when it's a pretty offensive and hurtful stereotype kinda sucks. especially considering most of the nazis are cartoonishly underwritten (rebel wilson/"hitler") or are played for our sympathy (rockwell and scarjo). the more i type about it the more it makes me dislike it, so i'm going to stop lol
     
  4. I was expecting something lighter and more absurd, but I'm kind of glad it didn't meet my expectations. I admire how it made me feel so many different feelings, so intensely, without being jarring tonally.
     
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  5. I wish ScarJo wasn't in this.
     
  6. TJ Wells

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    I think she was the only thing I REALLY liked about this.
     
  7. She was fine in the movie, she's just said some really stupid things irl that I haven't let go of.
     
  8. stayillogical

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    That's funny, I think she was the only thing that I didn't like. I would have preferred a different actress. I couldn't see her as a mother.
     
  9. phaynes12

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    wait what
     
  10. JRGComedy

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    Lol she is a mom
     
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  11. stayillogical

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    Irrelevant. I just didn't like the role on her. I imagine someone better like Sally Hawkins in the Paddington movies, perfect amount of whimsy and motherliness.
     
  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    the fact that Scar Jo sucks actually worked with the character, because Rosie really didn't do anything with Jojo except teach him about love but still drove him to Nazi meetings while being in the resistance, very true to life
    like Gwyneth Paltrow on The Politician
     
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  13. phaynes12

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    you have to believe for, even if it’s just five minutes, that the mom is a Nazi enough to be able to covertly pass out the literature, and not have it be immediately obvious. i’m not sure sally hawkins gets that across lol.
     
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  14. stayillogical

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    Real talk though, Thomasin McKenzie just upstaged everyone. She's one to look out for, like watching JLaw or Hailee Steinfeld when they first broke out.
     
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  15. phaynes12

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    she was great in leave no trace too
     
  16. I liked this a lot
    fave jokes were definitely the German shepherds and Yorki saying “I just keep not dying!”
     
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  17. TEGCRocco

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    I loved this. Thought the comedy was great and the more serious elements in the third act surprisingly didn't feel jarring to me
     
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  18. musicfan9795

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    This was amazing!
     
  19. Lucas27

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    Just saw this. Wow. Honestly, I can immediately see this becoming one of my favorite movies and I was not expecting that.
     
  20. Lucas27

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    I was laughing on my way out of the theater because of this line. That kid. Every line was gold.

    I also loved how funny the other two kids were. I can’t think of another movie like this with so many witty lines spoken by children.
     
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  21. Tim

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    Yeah, I loved this.

    How dare ScarJo play two characters whose deaths made me wanna cry in one year.
     
  22. Lucas27

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    Yeah, that tonal shift when Jojo is chasing the butterfly and finds his mother hit like a brick wall