So The DUFF is based off of a teen's book by Kody Kaplinger and reveals a secret about teenage posses that some people may think, and some people may keep secret. Every group has a Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Not necessarily ugly or fat but the easy friend who does everything on command and is more accessible because people need not be shy in front of them. Bianca unwillingly finds out about this from her next door neighbour Wesley Rush who has been living near and annoying her since she was a kid, and this doesn't help as she's trying to get close to Toby Tucker, the BOMB: Boy On Moon Base. (I just made that up.) The boy who is perfect and is impossible to talk to.
I don't really think this movie has any plot whatsoever except about Bianca. Some people called this a movie that John Hughes would be proud of while one of my sister Abby's friends told her this movie was really bad. Remember a few weeks ago I did a review on The Art of Getting By? The DUFF is not as clumsy and tedious as that one, as in this movie, it pokes fun at the technology of today briefly when mentioning all these different sites Bianca has to unfriend her friends Jess and Casey from, and I admit, I enjoyed the dress-up scene, it made me laugh a little bit, but most of the movie seems a little tired and filled with different frenzies about showing off and trying to get someone's number and the only thing I was hoping for was this movie to be shorter than it was. Maybe I just had a bad day when I was watching this, but I just really didn't have a good time with it, especially this scene with Bianca and Toby (maybe) on this rock that went on for like five minutes. I'd rather see Max Keeble start a food fight than Mae Whitman writing for the school newspaper.
When I started typing this review, I was thinking about giving it a D, but now I think about the positive aspects a little more and a low C came to mind. However, this isn't the first nor the last time I may change a grade, like how I changed for The Lion King and there are a few movies where the more I think about them, the more I either hate or love them. Point is, watching The DUFF felt a bit like homework, like something I had already seen because of how predictable it was as well as this unsolved conflict at the end.