The DUFF (2015)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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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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13 March 2015 | paul_3-960-896774
6
| Sits right on the edge of being awesome
The DUFF is quite entertaining and has a really nice poignant message. The film captures life, I mean the characters, and I'm mostly referring to Wesley (Robbie Amell) and Bianca (Mae Whitman), are realistic, humanized. I got a weird sense that I was watching people I knew and not a stereotypical film version of them. The movie has that documentary feel to it and it's due to how the leads portrayed their characters and how easy it is to relate to them.

The only real disappointment I have with the movie is that I thought it would be funnier. It's still a comedy but it's a little more serious than I expected. Watching the trailer I thought that I would laugh a hell of a lot more, specially when you look at the established comedic cast in it. Whitman and Amell do have good comedic timing and The DUFF is fairly funny but the quality of the jokes are not as high as I hopped they would be.

The story is intelligent, insightful, and kind of funny but it's still very predictable. The DUFF is on the edge of being great but it's not.

@wornoutspines

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bella Thorne auditioned for the role of Bianca which went to Mae Whitman. The producers liked her so much they wrote in the role of Madison for her.


Quotes

Mr. Arthur: You may not believe this, but I was the DUFF out of my friends.
Bianca Piper: No! Really?
Mr. Arthur: Yeah, there was no cool name for it when I was in high school, it was like the Dipshit, Douchebag, use to get Asian Erkel.


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.


Crazy Credits

At the start of the closing credits there is a gag reel in between introducing each actor/actress.


Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version cuts a "strong sexual reference" to achieve a lower age rating. BBFC says: "During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice by the BBFC on how to secure the desired classification in the UK. It was likely to receive a 15 classification but their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene involving strong sex references. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this sequence had been removed and the film was classified 12A."


Soundtracks

Ready To Go
Performed by
Ozomatli
Written by Will-Dog Abers (as Willy "Wil-Dog" Abers), Ulises Bella, Justin Poree, Asdrubal Sierra (as Asdru Sierra), Raul Pacheco (as Raúl Pacheco), Jiro Yamaguchi
Appears courtesy of Vanguard Records, A Welk Music Group Company

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Genres

Comedy | Romance

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