Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. More naturalistic -- and as a result, more believable.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    The greatest romantic movie to jumble its time structure, Stanley Donen's "Two for the Road," is a touchstone that DiPietro must have had in mind. While this low-budget indie doesn't have the gloss or the depth of that romantic classic, the highest compliment I can pay Peter and Vandy is that it belongs in the same company.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    The movie’s saving grace is Weixler, who manages to seem effortlessly natural without resorting to whiny faux naturalism.
  4. 50
    You know a low-budget indie has problems when it's less emotionally honest than a studio-backed project like "(500) Days."
  5. More a designer frame for actors than nourishing entertainment. Like the Chinese food the leads are always arguing over, the story leaves you hungry for more.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Peter and Vandy has the decided disadvantage of arriving a couple of months after the similarly structured "(500) Days of Summer," a movie sporting a sunnier sheen, more appealing cast and an actual reason to care about the outcome.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Ritter and Weixler do share an easy-at-being-uneasy chemistry, mostly because his performance is downright distinguished compared to her blandness, but DiPietro's screenplay is emotionally myopic.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    An aggravating romance that runs only 78 minutes but ends not a moment too soon.
  9. Peter and Vandy is crippled by DiPietro’s interest in repetition. Activities that were cute and fun at the beginning, we see, ultimately become tedious. The novelty of the film’s gimmick follows suit.
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  1. Aug 18, 2012
    This is the worst 20 minutes of a movie I couldn't bear to finish. The dialog and chemistry is as cold, stilted and empty as the sundrenched loft (strange contradiction) where much of the action takes place. This is a wannabe alternative to the romcom genre it seeks to challenge. I had to sign up and write this since there are no reviews that reflect this opinion! Full Review »