Like any relationship, indie romantic comedy Peter and Vandy
has its good and bad moments. For every scene of genuine interaction between Peter (Jason Ritter) and Vandy (Jess Weixler), there’s a snippet of dialogue that pegs it as a typical low-budget, dialogue-driven film. However, Jay DiPietro’s directorial debut gets credit for showing what usually happens after movie romances fade to black: the relationship between the two protagonists that isn’t always sweet or pretty.
Based on DiPietro’s play, Peter and Vandy skips back and forth in time between the break-ups, make-ups, first dates, and everyday life of twentysomething New Yorkers Peter ...