In the dark comedy Jojo Rabbit, a little boy and his pretend pal — who happens to be Hitler — grapple with the horrors of WWII

by Eric D. Snider

The attention-grabbing pitch for Jojo Rabbit — a little German boy near the end of World War II has an imaginary friend, and it's Hitler — is ultimately secondary in importance to the film's more serious, sentimental themes. That the film, adapted and directed by Taika Waititi from Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies, uses dark humor to mock the absurdity of Nazism and takes the Nazi atrocities seriously may make it an uncomfortable fit for some viewers...

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