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The DUFF (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 February 2015 (USA)
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A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

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Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's DUFF. Written by CBS Films

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Every duff has their day See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual material throughout, some language and teen partying | See all certifications »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$10,809,149 (USA) (20 February 2015)

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$34,017,854 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

Though the book and movie share the name, the plots are completely different. See more »

Goofs

During the planning of the date in the locker room, Wesley says 'step 7' when in a previous scene, they were already on step 8. See more »

Quotes

Bianca Piper: Ok free lesson... the first one is always free. Ok so lean in, slowly, close your eyes and
[licks his face up to the forehead]
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: [wiping his head with his sleeve] Oh! No way!... You... are a phenomenal kisser!
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References Project Runway (2004) See more »

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Jealous (The Rooftop Boys Radio Edit)
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Not the next "Mean Girls" by any means but funny and entertaining enough
14 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Take a look around and survey your group of friends, are they all good looking? Then you might be the designated ugly fat friend, or the DUFF.

Bianca's life becomes undone when someone reveals to her that she is the DUFF to her prettier and more popular high school friends. Frustrated, she retaliates by instigating the status quo and social hierarchy at her school.

This comedy finds its laughs as Bianca, played by Mae Whitman, desperately tries to reinvent herself and overcome DUFF status. A chronic DUFF, she can't do it alone, and makes a deal with her neighbor Wesley (Robbie Amell) to undo the damage.

A fan of Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell is the clear star of this film. Playing an endearing jock without being a cliché is quite a feat and his performance is scene stealing without being a parody.

From that plot alone there is not much to the story within the high school film The Duff. The film injects an archetype antagonist, played by Bella Thorne, the most classic mean girl ever invented. This character's existence is solely responsible for the plot feasibly being stretched to feature film length – otherwise the DUFF would be relegated to a solitary episode plot line on a WB television series.

Though briefly marketed as the Mean Girls of the 2010's, it really is in an inferior class in comparison to the phenom that was (and is) Mean Girls. The writing, plot and direction are all ho-hum: funny enough for a one time watch with your girlfriends with popcorn, but that's about it.

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