I’ve finally watched The Duff today! I already knew that it was going to be different from the book, so I was excited to see how the changes from book to movie. When I first saw the trailer, I assumed that Bianca was going become popular and end her duff status. That did not happen in the movie, instead Bianca tried to become dateable by asking her next door neighbor, Wesley Rush. The movie was fun to watch, but it felt like something I would watch at home when I’m bored. The character Madison (Bella Thorne) was extremely annoying and over the top. Her scenes were a bit annoying, and honestly, I was glad that she wasn’t the main focus of the movie. Now, I thought that they should have casted a chubbier girl for the role of Bianca. Instead, Bianca is “average looking”, that was one of my main problems with the movie. I did feel that Bianca did overreacted a bit when Wesley told her that she was the duff of her group. Instead of trying to talk to her friends about her insecurities, she automatically stopped talking to them because Bianca felt that her friends were using her so they could look more attractive. Talk about miscommunication. Like the book, her friends did care deeply for Bianca. I really enjoyed seeing Wesley teach Bianca to be attractive. The whole mall scene was hilarious, especially when Bianca tried talking to guys and it wasn’t working out for her. I loved that Bianca was awkward, I thought it was really cute seeing her try to change. I really liked the casting for Wesley, I thought Robbie Amell was a perfect choice. Like his book counterpart, he constantly teased Bianca, but I felt he wasn’t as big of a player like in the book. I felt that the romance was rushed a bit too fast for me, but it was cute how Bianca and Wesley got together in the end. I thought that Toby was going to be the nice guy, that is until he reveals to Bianca that he is interested in her best friends. In addition, I loved how Bianca realized that she had to be herself and not change herself. She accepted that she and everyone else were duffs, there was no denying it. I did feel that Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell had lots of chemistry. I would like to see them work together again. Overall the movie was good.
Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️