Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell
Dark comedy drama directed and written by Taika Waititi. The story is set during World War II and follows a lonely German boy, Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), is hiding a young Jewish girl, Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie), in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Jojo: Are you ready for the best weekend ever?
Yorki: Yes, I am!
[as Jojo is by himself crying]
Adolf Hitler: Hey, Jojoj, my old friend.
Jojo: Hi, Adolf.
Adolf Hitler: What’s wrong, little man?
Jojo: They called me a scared rabbit.
Adolf Hitler: Let them say whatever they want. People used to say a lot of nasty things about me. “Oh, this guy’s a lunatic. Oh, look at that psycho, he’s going to get us all killed.”
[he then shrugs his shoulders]
Jojo: I don’t think I can do this.
Adolf Hitler: What? Of course you can.
Captain Klenzendorf: [to Jojo] When I was your age, I had an imaginary friend. It got me in so much trouble.
Fräulein Rahm: Kids, it’s time to burn some books!
[the children cheer]
Rosie: [to Jojo] You’re growing up too fast. Ten year-olds shouldn’t be celebrating war and talking politics.
Captain Deertz: [to Jojo] I wish more of our young boys had your blind fanaticism.
Jojo: Did you know, Jews can read each other’s minds?
Yorki: But how would you know if you saw one? They could look just like us.
[after finding Elsa hiding in their attic]
Elsa: You know what I am. Say it.
Jojo: A Jew.
[after meeting Elsa]
Adolf Hitler: Jeez, that was intense.
Jojo: What am I going to do?
Adolf Hitler: No idea.
Jojo, Adolf: Got it!
Jojo: I’ll negotiate.
Adolf Hitler: Let’s burn down the house and blame Winston Churchill.
Adolf Hitler: Or negotiate.
Jojo: [to Elsa] If I tell on you, you will be in big trouble.
Rosie: They’ll never win.
Rosie: Someday you’ll meet someone special.
Jojo: Why does everyone keep telling me that?
Rosie: Who else tells you this?
Jojo: Everyone. Anyway, it’s a stupid idea.
Rosie: You’re stupid. Love is the strongest thing in the world.
Jojo: I think you’ll find that metal is the strongest thing in the world, followed closely by dynamite, and then muscles. Besides, I wouldn’t even know it if I saw it.
Rosie: Surprise, surprise, your shoelaces are undone again.
[Rosie goes over to tie up his shoelaces]
Rosie: Oh, Jojo, you know when it happens. You feel it, it’s a pain.
Jojo: In my heart, I bet.
Rosie: In your tummy, like you’re full of butterflies.
Rosie: Yeah, yuk. Come on. Get a move on.
[Rosie helps Jojo stand, then as he goes to walk, he stumbles over and falls]
[Jojo looks to see Rosie has tied his shoelaces together]
Rosie: [playfully] What’s wrong with you? I’m worried about you, man. Are you drunk? Again?
Elsa: [to Jojo] Your mother took me in. She’s kind. She treats me like a person.
[referring to Elsa]
Adolf Hitler: You two seem to be getting on well.
Jojo: She doesn’t seem like a bad person.
Jojo: I’m the enemy.
Elsa: You’re not a N*zi, Jojo. You’re a ten year-old kid, who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club.
[just then a bomb goes past Jojo and explodes the shop nearby]
Yorki: Oh, God.
Jojo: Nothing makes sense anymore.
Yorki: Yeah, I know. It’s definitely not a good time to be a N*zi.
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