Watching this movie last night I couldn’t help being reminded of all the similar emotions I have experienced throughout my own life. The first encounter of these two characters sent me back to the first few times I noticed my (soon to be) wife. I remember specifically ignoring her so she would pay more attention to me. Part of this was fear of course, and I wouldn’t call my self shy, but with women I have always been a little nervous to go first toward introductions.
Peter and Vandy capture all the wondrous moments of a blossoming relationship, even the times when the person you love seems like the person you hate. This film offers so much that I have to say I think its a perfect movie. It has a nicely set time of 80 minutes, which is a relief compared to the bloated films hitting the screen lately. The film is a fragmented journey which pulls you in, and throws you all over the place. It uses clues throughout in order to establish which moments you are experiencing and where they fit within the story. Essentially the beginning is the middle, and the end is the middle, and the middle is the beginning, or something like that. This is the most engaging, true piece of romantic cinema I have ever seen. I will leave it there so you too can experience you own moments again.
Peter and Vandy
Directed by Jay Dipietro
Starring Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler