The DUFF (2015)
Critic Consensus: The DUFF doesn't achieve teen-movie greatness, but offers enough of a postmodern twist on the genre to recommend -- and boasts typically great work from star Mae Whitman.
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This is a well-intentioned and sometimes quite sharp high school movie that falls just short of the mark due to a few way-off-the-mark scenes and too much heavy-handed preaching.
Why is it so wonderful? Because wit and charm matter, and The DUFF has a good deal of both. The cast will be stars, the gags will be immortal, and you'll still be watching this movie years from now.
Whitman displays flawless comic timing and consistently makes inspiring choices in terms of delivery, reaction, even the slightest facial expression. She shines confidently in a self-deprecating role, and it's irresistible.
It's not "Mean Girls." It's not even "Easy A." But it's definitely a solid B.
Audience Reviews for The DUFF
Cute. I haven't read the book, so not devastated by what is apparently a big change from the original story. Decent young (non of whom I know) cast and a few laughs. It wasn't completely engrossing but I liked it enough to finish watching. Probably nice for tween girls and young teens to watch.
A predictable romcom. Sends a nice clear message but is overall poorly acted and tiresome!
Based on the book of the same name by Kody Keplinger, "The DUFF" is a teen romantic comedy that both has a feel-good female friendly vibe, and obvious and clichéd characters and situations. As much as I wanted to love this for its silliness and relatability, it really was another run of the mill teen comedy. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/7/21/the-duff