The Duff

The Duff

DVD - 2015
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Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body refers to her as "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" to her prettier, more popular friends. With her universe turned upside down, she ignores words of wisdom from her favorite teacher and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help set her apart from the pack and erase her label forever. In doing so, she hopes to land her crush Toby, and to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
NTSC
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (approximately 101 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Duff (Motion picture)

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LPL_MeredithW Jul 31, 2017

This movie is such pure, silly fun, with a great cast doing a good job with sharper-than-expected material. Based on Kody Keplinger's novel of the same name, it's lighter and funnier than the (excellent) book, without descending too deeply into cheesiness. It's worth watching just for the visua... Read More »


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LPL_MeredithW Jul 31, 2017

This movie is such pure, silly fun, with a great cast doing a good job with sharper-than-expected material. Based on Kody Keplinger's novel of the same name, it's lighter and funnier than the (excellent) book, without descending too deeply into cheesiness. It's worth watching just for the visual of a sobbing Allison Janney driving a lawnmower over her ex-husband's clothes while chugging white wine! (Also, true story: I tried to get a former roommate to go see this with me when it was released, and she refused. A full year later, she texted to tell me that she watched it and loved it! Vindication!)

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KennethSmith
May 28, 2017

Better than anticipated, with considerably more humour.
Warning: This film belongs to that absurd Hollywood tradition where the "ugly" girl is, for example, Leelee Sobieski wearing glasses.
(Note: It is an American movie for an American audience, so the US cultural event called "homecoming" is never defined or explained.)

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swyckl
Feb 09, 2017

This movie is false impression of what life is really like. This movie would not be good for really young people. This movie was humorous teen story. It exaggerated the love triangles. The story is weak. All the characters are insecure. They all are not self-defined. Peer pressure is very strong in all of them. They act without thinking first. They do not represent how to make wise decisions in life. They do not know how to prioritize what is truly important in life. The DUFF is the most sensible; but, they make it look like she is the dysfunctional person. They are actually dysfunctional. They likely dislike her because she makes them look so foolish. The DUFF in the end finally realizes she had it right the first time and goes back to what she should be. There is lots of discussions about sex. Teens are drinking in the movie too. The teenagers in the movie are very casual about sex and do new sexually activities very quickly. There is no questions about long term problems or use of birth control. I personally would like to see teens slow down the drinking, drugs and dating. I feel teens in the modern world have short childhoods. I would like to see their childhoods last longer.

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gingin1972
Feb 04, 2017

Thought is was a cute movie good teen movie.

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WendyLC
Jul 27, 2016

The lead actress is neither fat nor plain, which undercuts the message the book had and the movie does not.

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cevashuk
Mar 20, 2016

This looked like a good movie and I sat down to watch it with my kids but after the 4th misogynistic crass comment about girls being 'stacked' and that they would want to 'bang her so hard she'd had to wear a helmet' I turned it off.....all this in the first 3 minutes!! So viewer beware....

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czekirda
Jan 16, 2016

I saw this movie IN Wal-Mart and i wasn't sure if you have the movie of it so i wroth it down on the Walmart flyer and when i got home i went on my computer and checked if you have it and you did and i put a hold on it and the movie was really good i really liked it i think this is more for teenagers than for 12 year olds to watch witch i am part of the teens so i can watch this movie this movie is about a girl named Bianca who isn't very attractive and is labelled as the DUFF (or designated ugly fat friend) and she decides to prove the school that she is not the DUFF also Bella Thorne from Shake It Up is in this movie and she plays one of the mean girls in this movie named Madison and she tries to embarrass Bianca and make the other students make fun of her. And her best friend named Wes is played by Robbie Arnell who appears as Casey's boyfriend in "Life With Derek", Drew in the TV movie "Picture This" with Ashley Tisdale, and as Eric Khan in the Pretty Little Liars episode "The Kahn Game". and he is from cheaper by the dozen 2 when he was little back than and i have the dvd of the cheaper by the dozen 1 on vhs and 2 on DVD with Hilary Duff in the end Bianca goes to the homecoming dance and Madison and Wes are crowned queen and king, but Wes rejects Madison and gives the crown to Bianca and he kisses her Now, everyone likes Bianca and she is able to attend university with Wes .

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daysleeper236
Jan 01, 2016

A fun teen comedy that's both honest and entertaining.

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readyrisa
Dec 23, 2015

Cute!

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bjohns
Dec 16, 2015

A great book turned into a good movie. Great actors but lacked some classic one-liners to remember the movie by. A year from now I will forget the plot and will have to watch it again. There are worse things...

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cevashuk
Mar 20, 2016

cevashuk thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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cevashuk
Mar 20, 2016

' I want to bang her so hard she'll have to wear a helmet'...in the first 3 minutes of the movie....not for under 15 year olds I think...

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