Love & Peace is a heartwarming and adorable comic musical fantasy from director Sion Sono. The film's central protagonist of Ryoichi Suzuki believes that the whole world is out to get him, with his pet turtle Pikadon being his first real meaningful connection. This connection becomes the song "Love & Peace," which Ryoichi writes for Pikadon, but is then misinterpreted as an anti-war protest song and results in Ryoichi being recruited into the band Revolution Q and quickly becoming a huge rock star.
Love & Peace is a highly enjoyable mix of rock musical and comic fantasy. The film's central song "Love & Peace" has an extremely catchy melody that will likely end up being stuck in your head at the end of the film. I'll keep the film's more fantastical elements a surprise for the most part, though I will say that the film builds up to a very larger-than-life climax. With Love & Peace, Sion Sono has created a very heartwarming story, which will likely leave you with a huge smile on your face and maybe even shedding a couple tears.