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The DUFF (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bianca Piper
... Wesley Rush
... Madison Morgan
... Casey
... Jess
... Principal Buchanan
... Toby
... Mr. Filmore
... Mr. Arthur
... Dottie
... Caitlyn
... A.J.
... Señor Gomez
Brian Dewar McNamara ... Matt
... Jeffrey (as Benjamin Davis)
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Storyline

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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You either know one, you have one, or you are one See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,809,149, 22 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,017,854, 10 May 2015
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Trivia

On the wall of Bianca's room is a photograph of H.P. Lovecraft. See more »

Goofs

When Madison is giving out her party invitations, Caitlyn is supposedly recording the interaction for Madison's YouTube channel, however for the majority of the scene she is holding her phone incorrectly and her hand is covering the camera. See more »

Quotes

Wesley 'Wes' Rush: Are you giving me kissing advice?
Bianca Piper: Yes, I guess I am.
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: B...
Bianca Piper: Yeah, you need it.
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: That's how people kiss.
Bianca Piper: Euhm... in porn, maybe.
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: What's wrong with porn?
Bianca Piper: If this was a porn movie, we would not be sitting on a rock having a conversation, you know, you'd be bringing me a pizza or ehm... cleaning my pool.
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: How old is the porn you are watching?... That is not a thing anymore.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits are shown as computer dialog screens, login screens, and check boxes. See more »

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References Pretty Little Liars (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jealous (The Rooftop Boys Radio Edit)
Performed by Nick Jonas
Written by Nick Jonas (as Nicholas Jonas), Nolan Lambroza, Simon Wilcox
Courtesy of Safehouse Records / Island Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I just couldn't believe it.
28 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Duff is just another filed attempt by film makers to make a movie from what was actually a great book. There were so many things wrong with this film that I don't even know where to start. The book was about how stereotyping is a pile of crap, yet the film strove to make stereotypes out of the characters. They made Wesley stupid and all about his body, they made Bianca 'awkward' and socially inept, they made Casey and Jessica look shallow and self-obsessed, and worst of all, they made Toby into an indie, guitar playing dreamboy with long hair. All the characters were meant to be AVERAGE (except maybe Wesley, who was meant to be particularly attractive), because the message of the book was that stereotypes don't exist and everyone is actually leading really similar lives and you shouldn't judge. I basically hate this movie and all that it stands for. If I could, I would give it a zero, because I was so disappointed that the makers of it had A* material to work with, real characters and real talk about the world, and they made it just another teen movie.


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