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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

Though the book and movie share the name, the plots are completely different. 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: Where are your girls at?
Bianca Piper: It's actually not my job to give you pervey intel on my best friends but good luck anyway.
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: Well it kind of is though, you know as their duff.
Wesley 'Wes' RushBianca Piper: Sorry, as their what?
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: Duff, D-U-F-F: Designated Ugly Fat Friend.
Bianca Piper: What did you just say to me?
Wesley 'Wes' Rush: It's not like a big deal, every group has one, you know the one who doesn't look as good , thus making their friends look better. The one whose easy to talk to because no one's trying to get with them. You friended up! Good time!
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Closing credits are shown as computer dialog screens, login screens, and check boxes. See more »

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References Maniac (1980) See more »

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Performed by Tsugumi
Written by Tsugumi (as Tsugumi Takashi)
Courtesy of Eenie Meenie Records
By arrangement with Big Sounds International, Inc.
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Are you an awkward teenager?
18 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

If not, then do yourself a favour and do not bother watching The DUFF. The DUFF is a painful movie. I lost count of how frequently I checked my watch, wondering when the pain would end and I could leave the theatre. That is a sure fire sign of a stinker of a movie. It is especially telling and bad when a movie is only a little longer than 90 minutes and that watch-checking behaviour starts about a half-hour in.

The DUFF is so clichéd that it can appeal only to teenagers, those who think like teenagers, or those who spend a great deal of time around teenagers. If you do not fall into one of these categories, then you are not in the target audience and you should give it a miss. Not recommended.


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