I read the book early this year, and sadly I wasn’t able to watch the movie when it came out in theaters, but I was recently able to watch it on demand. I want to start off by saying that the movie and the book are completely different. The book follows a “enemies with benefits” relationship between Bianca and Wesley, while the movie follows more of a “nemesis turns alliance turns friendship turns more” style plot line. If you want to learn more about the book, you can read my review here: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger Review. Although the story was different, the message was the same. The story shows how everyone has their own insecurities and everyone if someone’s DUFF, but people should not dwell on these and instead accept themselves for who they are and to not care what other’s think.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I found it to be light-hearted and humorous while still conveying an important theme. The actors, specifically Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell, worked together very well and showed a natural chemistry that really brought the film to life. The writers did a great job, as I was constantly laughing throughout the film. I also liked how the animators incorporated social media into the movie and I thought the camera work was great. I highly recommend watching The DUFF. It’s great for most ages and will have you feeling great afterwards. You might even feel the need to watch it over and over again (I may have watched it twice in two days). I would rate The DUFF a 5 out of 5 stars.
Please tune in to the twitter chat that I will be participating in with the author of The DUFF, Kody Keplinger! To learn more about it check out my post here: Kody Keplinger Twitter Chat.