The DUFF

The DUFF

The DUFF

Arrested Development's Mae Whitman discovers, to her horror, that she is her clique's DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) in this high-school makeover comedy.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language and sexual references.101 minsUSA
Comedy
93%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Warning: Old man reviewing young teenager film ahead. Contains John Hughes comparisons and may carry bah humbug views.

Worth a watch

A very down-to-earth and likeable lead manages to hold this film up by herself with some very, very funny support from Robbie Amell (younger brother of Stephen "Arrow" Amell). Similar to Mean Girls but doesn't have to sink so low to be humourous.

4.0

Cinderella

Was great to see the cartoon come to life and see it in real life format with real-life people

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's hard not to see "The Duff" becoming an instant teen classic.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Even in this would-be subversive comedy, success means getting the guy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are stretches which soar... nailing scene after funny scene with an honest spirit rarely seen in mainstream teen films.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

For all its potential pitfalls, manages to keep its head above water, thanks to Whitman, Amell, and a willingness to engage with teen-movie clichés in a relatively thoughtful way.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Romance, or the desire to find someone special, isn't a bad thing - if it's not the only thing. But as it stands in "DUFF," the denouement at prom has cliché written all over it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its central pair of unlikely allies will engage young audiences' sympathy. They're smartly played by Whitman and Amell, whose warmth and comic chops keep the movie buoyant.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

While definitely not a movie that everyone will enjoy, fans of the genre can be sure to leave more than satisfied after the credits roll.

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Warning: Old man reviewing young teenager film ahead. Contains John Hughes comparisons and may carry bah humbug views.

Variety

Variety

press

It's hard not to see "The Duff" becoming an instant teen classic.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Even in this would-be subversive comedy, success means getting the guy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are stretches which soar... nailing scene after funny scene with an honest spirit rarely seen in mainstream teen films.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

For all its potential pitfalls, manages to keep its head above water, thanks to Whitman, Amell, and a willingness to engage with teen-movie clichés in a relatively thoughtful way.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Romance, or the desire to find someone special, isn't a bad thing - if it's not the only thing. But as it stands in "DUFF," the denouement at prom has cliché written all over it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its central pair of unlikely allies will engage young audiences' sympathy. They're smartly played by Whitman and Amell, whose warmth and comic chops keep the movie buoyant.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

While definitely not a movie that everyone will enjoy, fans of the genre can be sure to leave more than satisfied after the credits roll.

Worth a watch

A very down-to-earth and likeable lead manages to hold this film up by herself with some very, very funny support from Robbie Amell (younger brother of Stephen "Arrow" Amell). Similar to Mean Girls but doesn't have to sink so low to be humourous.

4.0

Cinderella

Was great to see the cartoon come to life and see it in real life format with real-life people

4.0