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Peter and Vandy Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 14, 2009
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 | Original Score: B
Kim Voynar
Movie City News
October 12, 2009
This is a lovely, charming film with a slow burn that sneaks up on you.
Erik Davis
October 12, 2009
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.
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
October 12, 2009
Small gem features two star-making performances.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 9, 2009
More a designer frame for actors than nourishing entertainment.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
October 9, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 9, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
October 8, 2009
Their "authenticity" frequently trumps their ability to engage us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
October 8, 2009
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 | Original Score: B-
Geoff Berkshire
October 8, 2009
Flirts with indie-filmmaking-by-the-numbers but still manages a refreshingly clear-eyed look at relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
October 8, 2009
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.
Cole Smithey
October 7, 2009
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 | Original Score: D
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 7, 2009
An enticing romantic drama with an assured and sexy performance by Jess Weixler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Karina Longworth
Time Out
October 7, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 7, 2009
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.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
October 6, 2009
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.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
October 5, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
September 28, 2009
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 | Original Score: B
Joshua Tyler
March 30, 2009
Great acting and smart writing make up for whatever the film lacks in Hollywood polish. Seek it out.
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