‘DUFF’ a better fit for Intermediate students

'DUFF' a better fit for Intermediate students

Courtney Jackson, In-depth reporter

In “The DUFF,” main character Bianca (played by Mae Whitman) is playfully trying on different outfits and strutting around Victoria’s Secret. As the music plays in the background, she is doing crazy and awkward stuff; just letting herself out. Little did Bianca and her friend Wesley know, a popular mean girl is filming it for a video that will soon go viral around their high school. Sounds cliche, right?

It is cliche, but maybe not for its target audience, which appears to be 11 and 12 year olds. The film, which is about Bianca, a girl who doesn’t fit in with her prettier friends, is often funny, but not enough for high schoolers.

In the film, high school senior Bianca is categorized as the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), of her group of prettier friends. With the help of her old childhood friend, Wesley (Robbie Amell), she tries to unDUFF herself.

“The DUFF” is an enjoyable movie… for 5th and 6th graders. It seemed like a Disney Channel movie from beginning to end. Don’t get me wrong, though. It was a pretty good movie, just not for almost high schoolers.

The actors were great and the plot was easy to follow. The movie overall was hilarious. And it is very inspiring. Towards the end of the movie, it gets really inspiring and encourages people to be themselves and be proud with who they are.

Although the film is aimed at a younger audience, it is still rated PG-13. There is some inappropriate content in the movie that some kids wouldn’t be allowed to see. Although there are a few bad scenes, “The DUFF” overall is still meant for a younger audience, and would be appropriate if the director cut out those scenes.

 

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