Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (a.k.a. Kdo chce zabít Jessii?) is a fun, goofy, but minor Czech New Wave comedy about a married couple, both scientists, whose different projects for the bureaucratic state get out of their control. She is re-engineering troublesome dreams; he is looking to comic books for inspiration in developing anti-gravity gloves. There are some good jokes, and the insertion of comic book characters into the real word is done with appealing cheek and style. There's some minor political commentary — the sci-fi trope of the unintended consequences of crossing ethical barriers has added resonance when set within an authoritarian system — but the overall tone is so fluffy that it's barely chilling even when officials try to dispose of an inconvenient agitator via oven. the primary focus is a breezy ribbing of sexual politics, which is pretty smart and wry. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? is short — barely 80 minutes — and never overstays its welcome.