The Duff Movie Review
The Duff is based upon the book by Kody Keplinger, and is a new teen comedy relatable to that of Easy A. Like the film Easy A that helped launch Emma Stone’s career, The Duff introduces a new face, Mae Whitman. Although critics say it is not as good, we know for sure that we will be seeing a whole lot more or Mae Whitman in the near future. So if you're interested in seeing a comical PG-13 movie then this movie sounds like a good choice for you.
Bianca, played by Mae Whitman, is the perfect example of what people would refer to in high school as ‘different’. She likes to wear flannels with overalls, edits her school paper, and is fascinated with zombies and japanese horror films. Bianca is perfectly content with her life and with having two gorgeous best friends, Jess and Casey. Until her dreamy next door neighbor and childhood friend, Wesley points out to her that she is ‘The Duff’, otherwise known as the designated, ugly, fat friend. He explains she is the approachable one of her friend group that guys use as a point of entry to get closer to Jess and Casey. Once she finds this out she is crushed. She unfriends Jess and Casey and convinces Wesley to make her hot, only if she gets him a passing grade in science. Wesley ends up transforming Bianca’s looks but her personality always remains the same, and he passes science. Along the way Wesley and Bianca end up realizing they have feelings for one another. Bianca apologizes to Jess and Casey and they pick up their friendship just like it never ended. Wesley then breaks up with the most popular girl in school to date the once called ‘Duff’.
At first the movie starts out with a very interesting and catching introduction. Although the ‘cliques’ in the film were a little too over exaggerated, the film seemed very easily relatable to high schoolers of our time. Towards the middle of the movie is when things start to get a little too cheesy. The characters seem as though they take the...