Stuff About “The DUFF”

The new high school comedy, The DUFF (2015), is entertaining, but very frequently it does not ring true.  Mae Whitman nearly overacts but (oh well) this is a comedy, so in truth she is amusingly watchable, pleasantly straightforward.

Although a crummy self-esteem message concludes the film, a Slate.com writer has sincerely praised The DUFF for “offering the most realistic, interesting depiction of cyberbullying we’ve ever seen.”  Doubtless this is true, and is one of the film’s few virtues.

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