• Unrated, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Jay DiPietro
    In Theaters:
    Oct 9, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 9, 2010
  • Strand Releasing

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Peter and Vandy Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

October 14, 2009
Kim Voynar
Movie City News

This is a lovely, charming film with a slow burn that sneaks up on you.

October 12, 2009
Erik Davis
Cinematical

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.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

October 12, 2009
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Small gem features two star-making performances.

October 12, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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More a designer frame for actors than nourishing entertainment.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 9, 2009
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

Arguing over take-out food, Weixler makes Peter and Vandy a love story that, while not always lovely to watch, is consistently compelling.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 9, 2009
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
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Their "authenticity" frequently trumps their ability to engage us.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2009
Sam Adams
AV Club

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.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

October 8, 2009
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

Flirts with indie-filmmaking-by-the-numbers but still manages a refreshingly clear-eyed look at relationships.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 8, 2009
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

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.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

October 8, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

October 7, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An enticing romantic drama with an assured and sexy performance by Jess Weixler.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2009
Karina Longworth
Time Out New York
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Activities that were cute and fun at the beginning, we see, ultimately become tedious. The novelty of the film's gimmick follows suit.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

October 7, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's a short, 95-minute ride on its way to home video. This is a shame, because the two actors in the title roles are real comers on their way to bigger things.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 7, 2009
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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DiPietro's screenplay is emotionally myopic. His sharpest written exchanges -- and there aren't many -- get buried under his inexplicable need to embrace the non-linear conceit.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 6, 2009
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 5, 2009
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

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.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

September 28, 2009
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com

Great acting and smart writing make up for whatever the film lacks in Hollywood polish. Seek it out.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com

March 30, 2009
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