Peter and Vandy
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Peter and Vandy
One couple's stormy relationship is examined out of chronological order in this drama written and directed by Jay DiPietro, adapted from his play. Peter (Jason Ritter) and Vandy (Jess Weixler) meet when both are college students; they fall in love and live together for a while, but on a certain fundamental level they're never fully comfortable with one another, and eventually they go their separate ways. But rather than tell their story from beginning to end, Peter and Vandy jumps back and forth in time, with the couple midway through their romance before we've seen their first… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jess Weixler (Teeth) is particularly lovely as Vandy, even when the mild young woman has to endure her beloved's screaming criticism of her sandwich-making methods."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Despite two very ap pealing leads in Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler, Jay DiPietro's bittersweet romantic comedy Peter and Vandy is yet another graduate of Sundance's Class of '09 that doesn't live up to its initial promise."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"This is a lovely, charming film with a slow burn that sneaks up on you."
‑ Kim Voynar, Movie City News
"Flirts with indie-filmmaking-by-the-numbers but still manages a refreshingly clear-eyed look at relationships."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"An enticing romantic drama with an assured and sexy performance by Jess Weixler."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Small gem features two star-making performances."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"Their "authenticity" frequently trumps their ability to engage us."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"Whenever a romance flick aspires to be more than stupid sex gags and over-the-top waterworks, then that's when I'll advise you to stand in line for a ticket."
‑ Erik Davis, Cinematical
"Touching and insightful, a film that understands what that first whoosh of emotion in a relationship feels like %u2013 and how quickly love can change and vanish."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Peter and Vandy implements the time-shuffling love story with more poetic technical aplomb than any other film this year, but its flaws inadvertently fashion a cogent argument against the formula as well."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"More a designer frame for actors than nourishing entertainment."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The movie's saving grace is Weixler, who manages to seem effortlessly natural without resorting to whiny faux naturalism. As she did in Teeth, Weixler grounds an otherwise glib conceptual exercise through the force of her presence."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"Arguing over take-out food, Weixler makes Peter and Vandy a love story that, while not always lovely to watch, is consistently compelling."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"The only enjoyment of watching inarticulate modern day American love birds Peter (Jason Ritter) and Vandy (Jess Wexler) interacting in Manhattan, comes from deciding which one is more insufferable."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The picture to see if you like your romances to be less like that or Romeo and Juliet and more like that of Peter and Vandy."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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