The DUFF (2015)
Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF… and that's totally fine.
Sorry, this movie sucks
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The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
High school used to be home to what I guess you could say, The Breakfast Club; you had the jocks, the princesses, the nerds, the trouble-makers, and the basket-cases, but high school isn't like that anymore. In fact, we have more labels than ever and that includes the new slang term The D.U.F.F (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). This film is creative, interesting, and very entertaining. The leading actress, Mae Whitman, makes the film enjoyable along with her co-stars Robbie Amell and Ken Jeong. It has a good story line, a good atmosphere, and there's a good message at the end. Something I didn't really like about the movie was Bella Thorne's character, Madison. I felt like her character lacked development and it felt too stereotypical given that the movie was steering away from the stereotypes. As a whole, I would recommend this film to others because it was humorous and fun to watch.
This is a bit of an "updated version" of Mean Girls-think that movie with social media. Mae Whitman's character learns from her neighbor and star football player that she is her friends' DUFF-designated ugly fat friend, a frequency among high school cliques. This does not go over with her, and she freaks out and tries to improve things a little bit while "changing friends." This movie does have a message-I won't ruin things by revealing it. Anyone who likes high school comedies will like this. The cast works well together, and you will like the school and teacher scenes. Overall a funny and enjoyable film.*** out of ****
Someone points out to Bianca she is a duff. The designated ugly fat friend. She is just there to make her more popular friends look good. Step up the annoying jock neighbour who can school Bianca in the ways of cool.This may well sound familiar, to be fair this isn't going to win any prizes for originality. But the characters have a slightly different slant to them. The film also feels different, with a little more depth and concentrates on the social media aspect.The production isn't as glossy as some other movies of its ilk and uses some snappy affectsThe leading lady is great, which is just as well as she has a lot of work to do.Not massively funny but entertaining, well made and quite light.
And just appreciate it for what it was...an underrated comedy. I keep reading everyone comparing it to "She's All That". While I understand the comparison, if you want to get technical (and I'm not trying to), "She's All That" had traces of "Angus" in it. Everyone thinks they're Gene Siskel and wants to trash a movie, so they can feed their elitist mentality and convince themselves that they should be a critic for their neighborhood paper. Truth be told, I'm angry I didn't pay to see this...it was highly entertaining. My wife asked me to watch it, and I didn't know what to expect at all...I never even seen a trailer for it. I thought it would be more of a "girly" movie, but it was a lot funnier than I expect. If any fellas are on the fence about this movie, I assure you that you'll enjoy it more than you think.