Watch The DUFF
- 1 hr 41 min
"The DUFF" is a comedic teen movie that explores the concept of the label "DUFF" which stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend". The film focuses on a high school senior named Bianca Piper (Mae Whitman) who discovers that she has been labeled as the DUFF by her friends, Jess (Skyler Samuels) and Casey (Bianca Santos). Bianca is initially shocked and appalled by this revelation, as she had never heard of the term before. She soon learns that the DUFF is the person in a group of friends who is perceived as the least attractive and approachable. The DUFF serves as a gateway to the more popular friends, and Bianca's two closest friends admit to using her as a DUFF to make themselves look better.
Determined to change her social status and avoid being a DUFF, Bianca enlists the help of her neighbor and childhood friend, Wesley Rush (Robbie Amell). Wesley is a popular jock and ladies' man who agrees to help Bianca shed her DUFF status in exchange for tutoring in chemistry.
Together, Bianca and Wesley embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles including Bianca's strict father and Wesley's ex-girlfriend, Madison (Bella Thorne), who is determined to make Bianca's life miserable.
As Bianca and Wesley spend more time together, they begin to develop feelings for each other. However, they are both hesitant to act on these feelings due to their different social statuses and previous relationship baggage.
The film ultimately culminates in a school dance where Bianca finally stands up for herself and confronts Madison. She also realizes that the label of DUFF is just a superficial and hurtful concept perpetuated by societal expectations.
"The DUFF" is a lighthearted and entertaining film that explores important themes such as self-esteem, friendship, and societal pressures. The cast delivers strong performances, particularly Mae Whitman who portrays Bianca as a relatable and endearing protagonist. The film's humor and heartwarming moments make it a must-watch for fans of the teen comedy genre.
The DUFF is a 2015 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 56.