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|Christine Weatherup and Bobby Moynihan caused the audience to swoon and cringe during the screening of Bread and Butter at the Phoenix Film Festival.|
Tired of traditional, delusional romantic comedies, Liz Manashil took matters into her own hands.
Armed with her own experiences, Manashil wrote and directed her first feature-length film Bread and Butter. During the movie's 2015 Phoenix Film Festival screening, Manashil (known for Just Seen It) described it as a "healthy romantic comedy" full of delightfully delusional characters engaging in questionably healthy romance.
Bread and Butter follows Amelia Karinsky (Christine Weatherup), essentially a teenager trapped in a 30-year-old woman's body, and what she thinks is a love story between herself, the socially-awkward Daniel Lodgen (Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan), and the clinically depressed Leonard Marsh (Micah Hauptman).
The rethought rom-com opens with the sounds of Amelia masturbating, quickly establishing that it is not your average Katherine Heigl joint. This was much to the dismay of two elderly women sitting nearby during the festival screening. The pair cringed as the film began and kept asking each other, "Is the whole movie going to be like this?" More »