During a party, college football star Wesley Rush (Robbie Amell) tells her buddy Bianca Piper (Mae Whitman) that she is a Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and guys are only sociable to her in order to get with her good looking girlfriends.
Bianca does not realise that guys are nice to her just to use her like a gateway to approach her bombshell babe buddies Jessica Harris (Skyler Samuels) and Casey Cordero (Bianca Santos).
Shocked, Bianca tries to reinvent her look in order to win over Toby Tucker (Nick Eversman), who she has the hots for.
In all of this, Wesley’s jealous girlfriend Madison Morgan (Bella Thorne), in order to shame Bianca, secretly shoots a video of the latter acting goofy while trying on new clothes in the local mall, and it goes viral.
What happens next forms, the later part of the film.
The beauty of The Duff is that in spite of it being predictable, it’s a fun watch. There is not a moment that you will feel bored and fed-up.
The Duff is a beautiful love story, it a beautiful story about friendship and it is a beautiful story about relationships that are real and identifiable.
Director Ari Sandel needs to be applauded for handling this subject with a lot of realism. The film is full of a lot of smart laughs and jokes that are very young and today.
Ari Sandel plays it safe with a mildly generic tale. His treatment is true to life with characters that have a great sense of humour.
Overall, The Duff is a feel good film, which is entertaining with some old school charm that you can relate to.
Do catch this one over the weekend!!
The Duff, is a teen comedy, directed by Ari Sandel and is written by Josh A. Cagan. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger....3.0