Who ever thought that a Nazi movie would be funny? The answer to that is director, Taika Waititi, who has managed to come up with a dark comedy Nazi film. As expected, the film Jojo Rabbit has split opinion amongst critics. The actors’ performances have been praised, but the threat of Neo-Nazism always meant that the film would be criticized.
The film follows the life of a German boy during the latter stages of the Second World War. Jojo’s father is at war, and his sister recently died. He is left with his mother, and his supportive but childish imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler.
Jojo releases a rabbit that he is instructed to kill during a Hitler Youth training camp, and he earns the name Jojo Rabbit. Back at home, Jojo discovers that his mother has been harboring a Jewish girl in their attic. Jojo wants to hand over the girl to the Gestapo, but he understands that his mother will be killed.
Eventually, the Gestapo learns that Jojo’s mother is harboring a Jew, and they murder her on the streets. Jojo narrowly escapes death when the Allies round up and execute German prisoners. By this time, Jojo has developed feelings for Elsa, and he has a new outlook on issues. He kicks out his imaginary friend Hitler, and dances with his Jewish friend as the war comes to an end.
Will Jojo Rabbit Come to Netflix?
Unfortunately, Jojo Rabbit will probably not be coming to Netflix.
Jojo Rabbit will be distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disney owns two Netflix competitors, Disney+ and Hulu.
Disney+ was launched on 12th November 2019, and it is set to focus on family-oriented entertainment. It is highly likely that Jojo Rabbit will come to Hulu after its theatrical run ends.
Similar films on Netflix
Fortunately, there is no shortage of black comedy films on Netflix.
The Lobster – The search for love takes an unexpected turn when David is tasked with finding a mate in a hotel within 45 days or risk being turned into an animal. Things get stranger at the hotel, and David has to follow a strict set of rules or suffer dire consequences.
Burn After Reading – When Chad acquires the secret memoirs of a CIA agent, an inept U.S. Marshall is sent to retrieve it. The film is unapologetically mean, and the two leads offer plenty of comedy.