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 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.