17 June 2015

{Movie Review} The Duff

By: Me My Shelf And I | 17 June 2015 at 12:05 AM | | |


DVD/Blu-ray Available Now!
Starring: Mae Whitman
Robbie Amell
Bella thorne
Ken Jeong
Rating: 4.5 Birds

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.


I'm always game for a Young Adult book to movie adaptation and The DUFF has a little bit of everything. A combination of Mean Girls and She's All That, The DUFF will make you  laugh, cringe and cheer for the underdog all while learning – we're all the underdog now an again.

Mae Whitman delivers in a big way, showing there's nothing she can't do. I mean, the woman is the voice of Disney's  Tinkerbell for crying out loud…yea – bet you didn't know that. She feels like the next Ellen Page to me – who I also love!

Basically, after watching this – I felt a little like this:


A few of my other favorite things other than Mae…well Ken Jeong for one. He brings his special brand of hilarity to THE DUFF, but no worries – he won't be popping out of any trunks butt naked. Sorry?


Bella Thorne plays the same old role of beautiful, bitchy teen and you have to wonder if she's going to be type cast like this forever. As someone who had to watch every episode of Shake It Up, twice with my kids – it's easy to see she's capable of being more than dumb and pretty.

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With it's great cast, swoon-worthy leading male and 100% honesty on life, t's really easy to see that THE DUFF is going to be one of the contemporary classics that linger on in infamy. The kind of movie we will watch again and again regardless of how old we get.



  1. So glad you liked this. I'll have to try to get it from Netflix.

  2. I was surprised by home much they changed the movie (from the book), but I still loved it. I think I loved it more than the book, which is a rarity.

    1. I have heard that a lot, in fact. I think the cast had a lot to do with that too!

  3. Have you read The DUFF? I'm curious how it compares to the book itself because the movie trailers appeared to be nothing like the book. Bianca is not ashamed of who she is and doesn't change at all throughout the book. :\

    1. I have not read the book but I can see how it might not add up. They often have to change things because they don't translate from page to screen as well - but all in all I enjoyed the movie.

  4. Oh, I loved this movie! I really reminded me of those old teen rom coms from the 80s/90s, which I always loved. Movies like that tend to make me happy and good about life. I imagine the book is very different, as people say, so I plan to read it, but trying to think of it as a separate thing.

    Bruna @ Bruna Writes


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