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The Duff (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 February 2015 (USA)
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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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Ari Sandel

Writers:

Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Kody Keplinger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae Whitman ... Bianca Piper
Robbie Amell ... Wesley Rush
Bella Thorne ... Madison Morgan
Bianca A. Santos ... Casey (as Bianca Santos)
Skyler Samuels ... Jess
Romany Malco ... Principal Buchanan
Nick Eversman ... Toby
Chris Wylde ... Mr. Filmore
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Arthur
Allison Janney ... Dottie
Rebecca Weil ... Caitlyn
Seth Meriwether ... A.J.
Erick Chavarria ... Señor Gomez
Brian Dewar McNamara ... Matt
Benjamin Taylor Davis ... Jeffrey (as Benjamin Davis)
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Storyline

Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's DUFF. Written by CBS Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every duff has their day See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual material throughout, some language and teen partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duff See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,809,149, 22 February 2015

Gross USA:

$34,030,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,528,634
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed with an R rating in mind. It was then decided during post-production to make it more "family friendly" and it was edited to obtain a PG-13. See more »

Goofs

During the 'thinking rock' scene when Bianca and Wesley are sitting and talking. The hair on Bianca's left side keeps changing in between shots, alternating between being behind her ear, and then covering it again. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey: Jess has the hottest ass!
Albert: Casey has the hottest rack!
Paul: Bianca, has, the hottest friends.
JeffreyAlbertPaul: Yeah!
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Crazy Credits

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

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." See more »


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How Come You Don't Want Me
Performed by Tegan and Sara (as Tegan & Sara)
Written by Jack Antonoff, Tegan Quin (as Tegan Rain Quin), Sara Quin (as Sara Keirsten Quin)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An Enjoyable new generation of teen comedy
24 February 2015 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

I never herd the term Duff before and I don't know if it exist in real culture, but it made for a humorous movie.

Bianca Piper is The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Though it sounds very cruel when spelled out, abbreviated it just means your not as cool or as hot as the friends you hang around, and if your a teenage girl who was made aware of this by your idiot jock next store neighbor without previous knowledge that you were different from your herd, that could put you on a downward spiral.

This movie is just more proof that teenagers don't change (technology does and social media plays a very large part in this movie), which is why the movie seems formulated. I would not spoil anything if I told you how it ends so long as you have seen a teen comedy before.

I find the topic of the Duff fascinating. The character itself has been seen in every teen movie ever. It's always the main protagonist, the semi-cooler kid that wants the protagonist to party and the third wheel, that now has a name. For the first time in teen comedy history(I think) that third wheel got it's own flick and it turns out the Duff is funnier than the one liners we had it say over the course of time.

Mae Whitman played the character with amusing results.

I totally recommended seeing this film. highly enjoyable


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