The Duff (2015)

The Duff

The Duff (2015)

Director:

Ari Sandel

Starring:

Mae Whitman

Bella Thorne

Robbie Amell

Plot:

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.

Review:

Honestly I’m really pushing it renting movies I’m interested in seeing. Right now there’s not much at Red Box I want to see, I’ve also seen most of the good stuff on Netflix and Amazon too. So if I have a passing interest in it I’m renting it for this blog. I’m pretty sure I’ll be re-watching a lot of favorites in my future.

It’s been so much longer than I realized since I’ve been in high school.

I think that might be the most awkward montage I’ve ever seen. Period. It was impossible to watch. So many awkward moments in this film that I found parts of it difficult to watch because of that, still I got into it and laughed several times.

Really liked Robbie Amell’s character. He wasn’t trying to change Whitman’s character he was trying to focus her. I liked that. In She’s All That Freddie Prinz Jr. changes his girl, Amell just tries to bring who she really is to the front. He was a clueless dick sometimes, mainly at the beginning of the movie.

Ultimately Whitman’s character discovers for herself who she is, but she wouldn’t have gotten there without him or her friends and mom.

The Duff brought back memories of being a silly teenage girl, watching goofy high school movies, so I enjoyed it.

3.5/5

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