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The Duff (2015)

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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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Ari Sandel

Writers:

Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Kody Keplinger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae Whitman ... Bianca Piper
Robbie Amell ... Wesley Rush
Bella Thorne ... Madison Morgan
Bianca A. Santos ... Casey
Skyler Samuels ... Jess
Romany Malco ... Principal Buchanan
Nick Eversman ... Toby
Chris Wylde ... Mr. Filmore
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Arthur
Allison Janney ... Dottie
Rebecca Weil ... Caitlyn
Seth Meriwether ... A.J.
Erick Chavarria ... Señor Gomez
Brian Dewar McNamara Brian Dewar McNamara ... Matt
Benjamin Taylor Davis Benjamin Taylor Davis ... 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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Taglines:

Every duff has their day See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duff See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed with an R rating in mind. It was then decided during post-production to make it more "family friendly" and it was edited to obtain a PG-13. 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

Madison Morgan: Girls, party at my place. I'm sure you've heard of it... Caitlyn, can you make sure you get an Instagram shot of them opening it?
Caitlyn: Yep, on it.
Madison Morgan: Oh yeah, I'm doing a video about the party for my YouTube channel.
Bianca Piper: Whoa, wait, you're having a party on a Wednesday? On a school night?
Madison Morgan: Yeah, I can do that.
Bianca Piper: Damn, dude, all right. Well, yeah, we're in.
Madison Morgan: Oooh, um, Bianca, you have to have an actual invite to get in and I only have a certain amount but, um, if anything changes, I'll let you know.
Casey Cordero: Problem ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You
Performed by Eternal Summers
Written by Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff
Courtesy of Kanine Records
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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An Enjoyable new generation of teen comedy
24 February 2015 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

I never herd the term Duff before and I don't know if it exist in real culture, but it made for a humorous movie.

Bianca Piper is The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Though it sounds very cruel when spelled out, abbreviated it just means your not as cool or as hot as the friends you hang around, and if your a teenage girl who was made aware of this by your idiot jock next store neighbor without previous knowledge that you were different from your herd, that could put you on a downward spiral.

This movie is just more proof that teenagers don't change (technology does and social media plays a very large part in this movie), which is why the movie seems formulated. I would not spoil anything if I told you how it ends so long as you have seen a teen comedy before.

I find the topic of the Duff fascinating. The character itself has been seen in every teen movie ever. It's always the main protagonist, the semi-cooler kid that wants the protagonist to party and the third wheel, that now has a name. For the first time in teen comedy history(I think) that third wheel got it's own flick and it turns out the Duff is funnier than the one liners we had it say over the course of time.

Mae Whitman played the character with amusing results.

I totally recommended seeing this film. highly enjoyable


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