June 14, 2015

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#TheDUFF out now on DVD and Blu-ray #Review

True-To-Life Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Arrives On  Blu-RayCombo Pack, DVD And On Demand

Breaking down barriers and erasing labels, the smart, honest, hilarious comedy The DUFF  is out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and CBS Films. Based on the best-selling book by Kody Keplinger, The DUFF reveals that while social media can amplify even the little things, high school social hierarchy hasn’t changed since the John Hughes era. Directed by Academy Award® winner Ari Sandel (Best Live Action Short Film, West Bank Story, 2006), The DUFF features some of today’s hottest stars, including Mae Whitman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Robbie Amell (TV’s “The Flash”), Bella Thorne (Blended), Bianca Santos (Ouija), Skyler Samuels (upcoming TV’s “Scream Queens”) Romany Malco (Showtime’s “Weeds”), Nick Eversman (Wild) along with Ken Jeong (TV’s “Community”) and Allison Janney (TV’s “Mom”).

Bianca’s (Whitman) universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a “DUFF” (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock (Amell) and her favorite teacher (Jeong). Together they’ll face the school’s mean girl (Thorne) and remind everyone that we are all someone’s DUFF…and that’s totally fine.

Special features on the home entertainment release of The DUFF include three featurettes looking at the making of the film, a look behind the scenes at the premiere, character profiles and a gag reel.

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I read the book by  Kody Keplinger, so I was expecting lots of language and sex, but was pleasantly surprised the movie took a different turn with this story.  Bianca is so much more loveable in the movie and you really root for her.   Mae Whitman plays the role of Bianca and does such an amazing job with this character, totally what I pictured Bianca to be... smug, mind of her own and quirky!. Bianca is  a High school Senior that comes to realize she is the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” or “D.U.F.F.” in her group for friends. Instead of denying it, she embraces it. In doing so, she cuts all ties with her friends in order to become a someone different, the person she thinks everyone wants..the non D.U.F.F., but the perky cute, lip glossed girl. She makes a deal with the cutest boy in school and neighbor, Wesley to help her accomplish this, while she helps him to  his is school work.

Although the only real theme that was kept from the book was Bianca was the
D.U.F.F., it was really nice to see this take on the story.  The book was only released a few years ago, but with the changing of time, they made this story relevant and even included cyber bullying.  I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed this film.  I laughed, cried and loved it from start to finish!  If you are looking for a good fun flick, this is the one for you!

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