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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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Principal Buchanan
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Toby
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Mr. Filmore
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Mr. Arthur
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Dottie
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Caitlyn
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A.J.
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Señor Gomez
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Matt
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Jeffrey
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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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Duff  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Mae Whitman plays lead character Bianca. In real life the actress who plays Casey is named Bianca A. Santos. See more »

Goofs

During the 'thinking rock' scene when Bianca and Wesley are sitting and talking. The hair on Bianca's left side keeps changing in between shots, alternating between being behind her ear, and then covering it again. See more »

Quotes

Bianca Piper: In the end, it isn't about popularity or even getting the guy. It's about understanding that no matter what label is thrown your way, only you can define yourself.
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the closing credits there is a gag reel in between introducing each actor/actress. See more »

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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Big Round Booty
Performed by The DeeKompressors
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Jordan Yaeger, Sérgio Cabral, Sarai Howard
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Sits right on the edge of being awesome
13 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

The DUFF is quite entertaining and has a really nice poignant message. The film captures life, I mean the characters, and I'm mostly referring to Wesley (Robbie Amell) and Bianca (Mae Whitman), are realistic, humanized. I got a weird sense that I was watching people I knew and not a stereotypical film version of them. The movie has that documentary feel to it and it's due to how the leads portrayed their characters and how easy it is to relate to them.

The only real disappointment I have with the movie is that I thought it would be funnier. It's still a comedy but it's a little more serious than I expected. Watching the trailer I thought that I would laugh a hell of a lot more, specially when you look at the established comedic cast in it. Whitman and Amell do have good comedic timing and The DUFF is fairly funny but the quality of the jokes are not as high as I hopped they would be.

The story is intelligent, insightful, and kind of funny but it's still very predictable. The DUFF is on the edge of being great but it's not.

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