Jojo Rabbit: discover the Cineworld Unlimited screening reactions

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What if notorious Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was your imaginary friend? That's the delirious premise of Jojo Rabbit, the surreal new comedy-drama from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.

In this loose adaptation of Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies, Waititi pulls double duty, not just directing but playing Hitler himself. He's the voice inside the head of lonely young Jojo 'Rabbit' Betzler (Golden Globe nominee Roman Griffin Davis), a kid in the Hitler Youth.

Jojo's life is complicated when he discovers his kind mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is sheltering Jewish girl Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic – so will he give her up, or learn to become sympathetic towards the plight of the Jews?

Co-starring Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant and Rebel Wilson, there's no denying Jojo Rabbit has a unique premise. But what did Unlimited members make of it?

John Griffin says the movie has a powerful message.

Luke McCarthy-Reed agrees, identifying the film's desire for unity.

Nemo says it's their film of the year.

SusanonSaturn says the movie successfully hits a range of emotions.

Sam is another audience member who lauds Waititi's ability to swing us from laughs to tears.

Lizzie says the movie belongs to one actor in particular.

That said, the movie didn't work for everyone, perhaps unsurprising given its approach to the subject matter. Sam Crosby-Browne says the story could do with more focus, although he praises the performances of Davis and McKenzie.

We'll end with this from Joe Warne who describes the movie as essential viewing.

If you were lucky enough to attend the screening, tweet us your responses @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited.

If you missed out, the good news is Jojo Rabbit arrives in Cineworld properly on the 1st of January 2020.

Ready for your final Cineworld Unlimited screening of 2019? Greta Gerwig adapts Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women, with Saoirse Ronan leading an all-star cast. The movie screens in advance on the 17th of December.