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  • 2015
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Mae Whitman, Allison Janney, Bella Thorne,
  • UK release: 6 April 2015

When teenager Bianca (Whitman) is called out by her social circle as their DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – she decides to rid herself of the label. Heartfelt if somewhat formulaic comedy about staying true to yourself, with a smart script and outstanding performances from Whitman and Janney as her supportive single mother.

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6 Apr 20154 stars

Superior high school comedy featuring a stand-out turn from Mae Whitman

26-year-old Mae Whitman shines as a confident teenage outsider in this hysterical high school comedy, adapted from a novel written by Kody Keplinger when she was just 17. DUFF is an odious acronym for Designated Ugly Fat Friend – a term Keplinger came…

Mae Whitman to star in The DUFF?

10 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Mae Whitman is in talks for 'The DUFF'. The 25-year-old actress is negotiating a role in the high school flick which follows a teenage girl who becomes determined to reinvent herself after learning that her 'friends' have labelled her DUFF, their…

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