Film Review: Late Life Virginity and Other Social Woes in Funny Feature Film Debut

'Bread and Butter' movie: Christine Weatherup and Bobby Moynihan. 'Bread and Butter' movie review: Late life virginity and other social anxieties in a funny and awkwardly romantic comedy The first insight of debuting feature film director Liz Manashil is that romantic comedies should actually be funny first and romantic second – if ever. Her film Bread and Butter eventually works its way to a kind of awkward romanticism, but it's always dryly funny; its silliness deftly masked by all manner of understatement and managed execution. The second insight of the screenwriter-director was to populate her funny romance with the kind of people you almost never see in romantic comedies; which is to say people who look like people you might know, who have friends you might have, and who deal with issues less explored and probably more common than we tend to talk about, including social and other anxieties, as well as late life virginity.
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Exclusive: Clip From Comedy 'Bread And Butter' With 'SNL' Star Bobby Moynihan

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In the midst of festival season, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has recently demonstrated his dramatic chops in "The Skeleton Twins." And now, one of his former fellow castmates Bobby Moynihan (aka Drunk Uncle aka Ass Dan) is also turning things down a notch in "Bread And Butter." The actor co-stars with Christine Weatherup in the film, written and directed by Liz Manashil, that follows a 30 year-old virgin Amelia who falls for Leonard, the man who added his own thoughts to the margins of a used book she bought. But another guy, Daniel, comes calling, and soon she's faced with complications from the world of dating for the first time. And in this exclusive clip, you can see Daniel awkwardly making his affections known. "Bread And Butter" will have its world premiere at Woodstock Film Festival, which kicks off on October 15th. Watch below.
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Congrats to 'Bread and Butter,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

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Thanks to your votes, the romantic comedy "Bread and Butter" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest! Congratulations to “Bread and Butter" director Liz Manashil. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month, the winner of which will receive a consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute. Here's what the project is about: Bread and Butter is a story about Amelia (30), an endearing misfit and virgin, who starts to be pursued by two men at the same time. One man is trying desperately to keep control of his life while the other embraces Crazy. In the midst of all the romantic confusion, Amelia has to deal with her eccentric boss, a life coach named Dr. Wellburn, and her overbearing parents. Bread and Butter aims to be a character study of one neurotic, sexually inexperienced girl,
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