Movie Review : The Duff

Movie: The Duff
Starring: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney
Plot: Based on the book by Kody Keplinger by the same name, Duff is the story of Bianca who suddenly decides to strike back and change her life after she realizes that she falls under the category of D.U.F.F- The Designated Ugly Fat Friend.
Rating: 4/5
I basically picked up the book by kody koplinger because the movie was coming out and I had to read the book before the movie hit the screen but i think that was not necessary since the movie is nothing like the book or the book is nothing like the movie. In fact both seems to be resident of two different genre
To be honest I was a bit eager to see as to how they are going to portray the questionable character of Bianca in the movie and when I finally saw the movie I understood how. By changing the whole script and core of the book .
For those who have read the book and wanted to see the big screen rendition of the book, the movie is going to be a little disappointing since the movie is nowhere near to the original book and the only things that are common between the book and the movie is probably three or four central characters and the original name of the book and the similarities end everything is new and totally opposite to the book. Where the book was a realty check on teen life and issues, the movie was a fairy tale, Disney version. Basically a happy go lucky thing ..
Now if you do not relate the movie with the book then you have  a sweet little teen movie that is funny, cute, fast , predictable and a good entertainer but then the whole first half of the movie seemed unscripted as if the actors were told to do their own thing and let the camera capture it because certain times the dialogues and the expressions are all here and there. Dialogues seems to be random and uncoordinated and just taking it as it pops in head
In spite of everything I would say that it is a simple,fun ,entertaining movie, worthy for a weekend movie night with your girlfriends and nothing much more than that. And if you are wondering whether you should read the book before watching the movie then the answer is No. Don’t bother with the book because there is no relation between both.

2 thoughts on “Movie Review : The Duff

  1. I agree with your opinion on the movie (never read the book) – it was light, a bit cheesy but the good kind of cheesy (like Emma Stone’s Easy A) and a bit random. I think they carried the shopping-dancing scene a bit far, and the viral video of it was too close to reality to be just a mean spoof – she did look a bit creepy crazy doing it LOL.

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    1. OH MY GOD !! you just spoke my mind… yes i did find that video to be “a little too much”… it was like asking to be made into a viral video… i mean come on !! if you act like that in a public space, expect to be on youtube the next day ;)… and yes it was light and kind of a typical teen movie but in a good kind of way..

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