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Peter and Vandy (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 January 2009 (USA)
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'Peter and Vandy' is a love story told out of order. Set in Manhattan, the story shifts back and forth in time, juxtaposing Peter and Vandy's romantic beginnings with the twisted, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jay DiPietro

Writer:

Jay DiPietro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Ritter ... Peter
Jess Weixler ... Vandy
Jesse L. Martin ... Paul
Tracie Thoms ... Marissa
Noah Bean ... Andrew
Bobby Aiello Bobby Aiello ... Male Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Altman ... Dad
Jesse Cannella Jesse Cannella ... Wedding attendant
Rose DiPietro Rose DiPietro ... Delia
Dana Eskelson ... Emma
Jamie Farrell Jamie Farrell ... Bride
Larry Gevirtz Larry Gevirtz ... Art Gallery Attendee in White Hat
John Becker Good John Becker Good ... Not Keith
Janis Grossman Janis Grossman ... Art Gallery Attendee
Amanda Gruss Amanda Gruss ... Bartender
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Storyline

'Peter and Vandy' is a love story told out of order. Set in Manhattan, the story shifts back and forth in time, juxtaposing Peter and Vandy's romantic beginnings with the twisted, manipulative, regular couple they become. The film explores the question most couples ask themselves... 'How the hell did we get this way?' Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

A Love Story In Disorder

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter e Vandy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,323, 9 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,276, 17 January 2010
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Color
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Trivia

Tracie Thoms and Jesse L. Martin previously appeared together in Rent (2005). See more »

Quotes

Peter: You wish you were Keith! Keith's a pretty fucking cool guy.
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Soundtracks

Brace Yourself
Written by Syd Butler, Tim Harington, Seth Jabour, Harrison Haynes, and Andrew Reuland
Performed by Les Savy Fav
Courtesy of Frenchkiss Records by arrangement with Zync Music
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Real and Romantic
4 February 2010 | by lhhung_himselfSee all my reviews

Yes this is a bit like 500 days of Summer but without the gimmicks. What I didn't like about 500 days of Summer was that the characters were too compatible at times and suddenly became incompatible for no reason.

In Peter and Vandy, however, the problems between the two are always there in the background. The characters may not understand what's happening but the audience can certainly see the seeds of discord.

The dialogue is touching and real, when they are getting along, when they are fighting, when they are learning about each other and when they truly know each other. The fight over the pb and j was brilliant.

Ritter and Weixler give subtle and believable performances. Rather than overwrought Oscar dialogue, simple looks and glances expressed their hope, hurt, happiness and disappointment. A very refreshing change.

Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good romantic story that tugs on the heartstrings and brings tears to your eyes, without insulting your intelligence.


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