IHGB Movie Review: ‘The DUFF’
Starring: Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell
Bianca (Whitman) is used to the entire high school swooning over her two best friends. It isn’t until her obnoxiously cute neighbor Wesley Rush tells her that she is the Designated Ugly Fat Friend (DUFF) that things begin to unravel around her. Since Wesley is a well-known womanizer on campus, she enlists his help to de-DUFF her, so she can land the uber cool guitar-playing guy who could easily be an extra on Glee.
- Although I adore Mae Whitman, I think her talents are better suited playing a dramatic role, peppered with a few laughs, instead of a comedic role, peppered with a bit of drama.
- I hope that Mae’s character does not inspire a generation to start wearing overalls with Crocs.
- She makes me miss Parenthood.
- Robbie Amell has man hands. He also has a man body. I didn’t feel weird creeping on a “high school” kid, because I’m pretty sure he is my age.
- The only things this movie has in common with the book from which is was loosely based, are the names of the characters.
- Allison Janney plays Bianca’s mother. Allison Janney makes the world a better place.
- There is a montage in the middle of the movie where Wesley takes Bianca shopping. If there had been a couch cushion for me to hide behind, I would have lived there permanently. Instead, I used my popcorn bucket and a smuggled can of Diet Dr Pepper to shield me from the uncomfortable moment that JUST WOULDN’T END.
- There’s also a sweet part in the middle that is the reason I love a good love story.
- No matter how hard you want it to be, this movie is not as good as Easy A.
Watch it on a plane to Toledo or rent it on Redbox.