SINGAPORE – How do you discuss to a toddler about genocide? The sensible thoughts behind a few of this decade’s finest comedies has an concept: do it as a story about youngsters swept up in a nationwide mania for racial purity. Via their harmless eyes, the murderous absurdity of the idea could be laid naked.
It sounds nice, on paper anyway. Jojo Rabbit (PG13, 103 minutes, opens Jan 2, 2.5 stars) doesn’t lack good intentions and a robust premise. What’s doesn’t have is coherence or jokes.