If your memories of "Vertigo" are clouded by pretentious undergraduate
coffeehouse discussions or too many AFI specials, it's time for another visit.
Hitchcock's bizarre and engrossing masterpiece speaks to so many pitfalls of
love. We've all ended a relationship ... more prematurely because our new beau was still
stuck on his old girlfriend. Jimmy Stewart's just really, really stuck. To a
dizzying and possibly deadly level. "Vertigo" is a movie about how the
unexpected turns of love can turn out badly for everyone.