Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 14, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Peter and Vandy

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
80 minutes
performer
Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler, Jesse L. Martin
director
Jay DiPietro
author
Jay DiPietro
genre
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B

This thimble-size Manhattan love story featuring two cute young people messes around with chronology, so it’s like (500) Days of Summer, right? Wrong. Stripped (both in script and performance style) of Summer‘s ? manufactured veneer of adorability, writer-director Jay DiPietro’s little movie Peter and Vandy, based on his own 2002 play, is more naturalistic — and as a result, more believable. 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. B

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