For Jojo is a 2022 drama directed by Barbara Ott. Starring Caro Cult, Nina Gummich and Steven Sowah.
A story written by Steven Sowah.
Jojo and Paula have been best friends since childhood.
Now grown up, they share flat in Berlin, and count on each other for everything. The setup seems to work for both. Party seems to be the name of their game.
Enter Daniel, and the drama begins.
Jojo and Daniel fall in love, and get engaged to soon be married. Upon this news Paula falls into a spiral. Her life is suddenly wrecked. The plans she had, which ironically seem to be none, are now changed. Paula is now broke, feels abandoned, and in despair. She does not shy away from showing her disappointment with her best friend’s plans for the future, which do not include her other than on the periphery.
The movie is full of ironies. One of the most salient ones being Paula herself posing the question, “Ever heard of boundaries?”
A compelling story, that proved to be less dramatic than expected, and more humane in its portrayal of the shifts a friendship can go through, how the parties involved are affected, and how they react. Highly psychological, and without melodrama, it gives us a good no-stress account that we recommend if you are looking for a down to earth feature film.
As far as the dialogue goes, it flows naturally. It is convincing thanks to the social realist approach of the film.
Barbara Ott is a German movie maker known for her 2022 Netflix movie, For Jojo (2022).
For Jojo is the second movie by Barbara Ott. The first one was Kids Run (2020), starring Jannis Niewöhner and Carol Schuler. She has also directed the medium-length films, Sunny and Beelzebub.
July 11, 2022.
Movie title: Für Jojo
Movie description: Jojo gets engaged and leaves behind her life of debauchery with her best friend, so Paula will do everything she can to avoid the wedding.
Date published: July 10, 2022
Duration: 90 mins
Director(s): Barbara Ott
Actor(s): Caro Cult, Nina Gummich, Steven Sowah, Louis Nitsche
Jojo and Paula have been best friends since childhood. Now grown up, they share flat in Berlin, and count on each other for everything. The setup seems to work for both. They are happy go lucky, and can count on each other. Enter Daniel, and the drama begins.
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