When I first heard that The Duff was being made into a movie I can’t say that I was thrilled. I did not care for the book The Duff at all. So, why would I like the movie, right? I had heard from other people that the movie didn’t follow the book so I thought perhaps it had a chance to be one of those teen movies that makes out to be good. Kind of like Clueless, Never Been Kissed, Breakfast Club…and so on.
I was so wrong and I can’t say that I’m surprised by this at all. The movie didn’t touch on the deeper issues that Wes had which I think lightened it up a lot more than the book. The only thing they showed was his parents argued. Wow. The people were typical of high school stereotypes. Everything was just so…forced. Not to mention that Robbie Amell can not pull off being 17 at all.
I loved Mae Whitman in Parenthood as well as The Perks of Being a Wallflower but this movie just wasted her talent to me.
This was just a fluffy teen romcom that I’m afraid to say that maybe I was just too old for. The music was absolutely horrible as well. Not one song was good.
If I rated movies out of 5…this would be a 1.