'Jojo Rabbit': Should You Go, Or Waititi To See It? Jojo Rabbit is already an Oscar favorite. The dark comedy from director Taika Waititi won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. That's preceded a best picture nomination in 10 out of the last 11 years. Based on a 2004 novel by Christine Leunens, the film follows Jojo, a German boy who remains loyal to Adolf Hitler as World War II winds down. In fact, he envisions the leader as his imaginary friend.
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'Jojo Rabbit': Should You Go, Or Waititi To See It?

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'Jojo Rabbit': Should You Go, Or Waititi To See It?

'Jojo Rabbit': Should You Go, Or Waititi To See It?

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Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlet Johansson). Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox/Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlet Johansson).

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Jojo Rabbit is already an Oscar favorite. The dark comedy from director Taika Waititi won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. That's preceded a best picture nomination in 10 out of the last 11 years. Based on a 2004 novel by Christine Leunens, the film follows Jojo, a German boy who remains loyal to Adolf Hitler as World War II winds down. In fact, he envisions the leader as his imaginary friend.

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The audio was produced by Emmanuel Johnson and edited by Jessica Reedy.