The Duff (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 41 mins

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Frumpy high-school senior Bianca (Mae Whitman) has a rude awakening when she learns that her classmates secretly know her as the DUFF -- designated ugly fat friend -- to her prettier and more popular pals. Desperate to reinvent herself, Bianca enlists the aid of Wesley (Robbie Amell), a charming jock. In order to save her senior year from becoming a complete disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow a judgmental student (Bella Thorne) and revolutionize the school's social order.

Cast: Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

Crew: Ari Sandel (Director), David Hennings (Director of Photography), Dominic Lewis (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 12 Jun 2015 (India)

Tagline: You either know one, you have one, or you are one

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Did you know? Bella Thorne auditioned for the role of Bianca which went to Mae Whitman. The producers liked her so much they wrote in the role of Madison for her. Read More
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as Madison Morgan
as Bianca Piper
as Wesley 'Wes' Rush
as Cheerleader
as Robin
as Dottie
as Girl on Escalator
as Robert
as Jeffrey
as Nick
as Casey Cordero
as Emo Friend
as Party Guy
as The Glee DUFF
as Lance
as High School Student
as Mr. Filmore
as Jock 2
as Hot Mall Guy
as Maya
as Creepy Carrie
as Alan
as Jarrett
as Lee
as Paul
as Weird Twin #2
as Senor Gomez
as Heidi
as Ashley
as Trevor
as Administrator
as Lunch Lady Elaine
as Popular Jock at Homecoming Dance
as Sebastian
as Window Shopper
as Mr. Arthur
as Laura
as Geoff
as Silas
as Octavia
as Kara
as High school student
as Classmate
as Mariah
as Toby Tucker
as Anupam
as Seminar Attendant
as Albert
as Caitlyn
as Johnny
as Principal Buchanan
as Student
as A.J.
as Jessica 'Jess' Harris
as Beautiful Kid
as Sweater Guy
as Troy
as Rochelle


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You either know one, you have one, or you are one
Every duff has their day
During the 'thinking rock' scene when Bianca and Wesley are sitting and talking. The hair on Biancas left side keeps changing in between shots, alternating between being behind her ear, and then covering it again.
Though the book and movie share the name, the plots are completely different.

Although they play classmates in the film, Mae Whitman is actually nine years older than her costar Bella Thorne in real life.

Bella Thorne's character Madison is written specifically for the movie. She did not exist anywhere in the book.

Bella Thorne originally auditioned to be Bianca.

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2011 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.

Mae Whitman is eight years older than the average senior.

The mascot is the same as in Easy A (2010) - the blue devil(s).

Nick Eversman is the eldest of the cast to portray a high school student and is actually 12 years older than his on-screen co-star Bella Thorne and three years older than Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell

Both Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell have played opposite Bill Pullman as The President, Whitman in Independence Day (1996) and Amell in 1600 Penn (2012).

Bella Thorne auditioned for the role of Bianca which went to Mae Whitman. The producers liked her so much they wrote in the role of Madison for her.

All of the school administrators are named after US presidents (Mr. Arthur, Principal Buchanan, Coach Grant, etc.), and Principal Buchanan has a photograph of President James Buchanan behind his desk.

The film is loosely based on the novel, of the same name

Duff means 'Designated Ugly Fat Friend'.

In the movie there is a character named Bianca and in real life the actress who plays Casey is named Bianca

Skyler Samuels and Ken Jeong also co-starred in Furry Vengeance (2010).
Filming Start Date:
11 Jun 2014
Filming End Date:
09 Jul 2014