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, Sexual references and coarse language101 minsUSA
Comedy

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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

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

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Variety

Variety

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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.

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