The controversial nature of Taika Waititi's World War II Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit doesn't seem to be stopping audiences from loving the film.
The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and won the coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award. Other winners this year included Feras Fayyad's The Cave (People's Choice Documentary Award) and Sophie Deraspe's Antigone (Best Canadian Feature Film).
After winning the Golden Lion Prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival there were high exceptions for Todd Phillips' Joker. However, the film didn't place in the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story taking first runner-up and Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite as second runner-up.
Past winners of the People’s Choice Award include 2018's Green Book, 2017's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and 2016's La La Land. The award is often a good indicator of how a film will perform at the Oscars.
Jojo Rabbit currently sits at a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Written and directed by Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit stars Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo Betzler, Thomasin McKenzie as Elsa Korr, Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler, Rebel Wilson as Fraulein Rahm, Stephen Merchant as Captain Deertz, Alfie Allen as Finkel, Sam Rockwell as Captain Klenzendorf and Scarlett Johansson Rosie Betzler. The film arrives in theaters October 18.
(via The Wrap)