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Fresh First: Jojo Rabbit Star Roman Griffin Davis

We quiz the first-time actor about working with Taika Waititi and who he's taking to the Oscars.

by | October 24, 2019 | Comments

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Young actor Roman Griffin Davis makes his feature film debut as the title character in Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, an “anti-hate satire” about a pre-teen Nazi who deals with the stresses of WWII Germany by talking to his imaginary friend Adolf. (Yes, that Adolf.) Davis’s performance is being heralded by critics as one of the best child debuts in years – he’s hilarious and heartbreaking, nimbly navigating the tonal shifts Waititi’s movie makes as Jojo befriends the Jewish girl his mother is hiding in the house and begins to question his blind allegiance to the Fuhrer (both the real and imagined one). Davis sat down with Rotten Tomatoes for our video series Fresh First and opened up about working with Waititi and Scarlett Johansson, how he’s changed since shooting, and why cheese toasties are the ideal on-set snack.

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Jojo Rabbit (2019)
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Adjusted Score: 107358%
Critics Consensus: Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
Synopsis: Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic.... [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

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