Wednesday, March 11, 2015
So & Arshad Reviews: The DuffFilm Reviews Film Vlog Films 2015 So & Arshad Reviews
Director: Ari Sandel
Writer: Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Kody Keplinger (novel)
Cinematographer: David Hennings
Cast: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Ken Jeong, Romany Malco, Allison Janney
Country of Origin: U.S.
Time: 101 min.
Arshad and I are back to discuss the latest and hottest teen comedy, The Duff starring Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell. Adapted by the wildly popular YA novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger about an intelligent teenager named Bianca (Whitman) who realizes she is the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) of her group when the jock and her neighbor, Wesley, informs her of this fact. At first, I was like why the hell would I want to watch a teen comedy (which is so rare these days) about being labeled as something conventionally "undesirable." But my film critic friend, the fantastic Inkoo Kang shouted on top of the social media mountains that this film is one of the best teen comedies to come out as of late and even going so far as stating that The Duff is this generation's Mean Girls! That is a huge statement Inkoo! But I was not disappointed! Watch what Arshad and I have to say about the film!