The DUFF teaches lessons while entertaining the audience

Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Skyler samuels, Bella Thorne, and Bianca A. Santos on the poster for The DUFF.

Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Skyler Samuels, Bella Thorne, and Bianca A. Santos star in the new movie, The DUFF. (Photo: Supplied)

Katie Cable, Staff Writer – “The Duff” was released to the public in theaters, February 20, and is teaching lessons about the costs of popularity.

The DUFF is a teen comedy film based on the novel written by Kody Keplinger. It is a story about Bianca Piper, a student who is trying to conform to popular standards during her senior year of high school. Bianca discovered that she is considered a “DUFF” by her friends – a “designated ugly fat friend.” The movie tells the story of her struggles as she tries to fit in and come to terms with this information.

Lecanto High School sophomore Kayla Seymour looked forward to seeing the movie in theaters.

“It looked like a good, funny movie that everyone can relate to in some way, shape, or form,” Seymour said.

Many students would recommend others to watch The DUFF.

“I definitely would [recommend it]. I think many people would like it as much as I did,” said Seymour. “It was hilarious, I couldn’t stop laughing.”

LHS sophomore Ashley Sanchez would also tell her friends to see the film as well.

“I though it was a good movie. It shows how unpopular girls can have a good time and was overall a good story,” Sanchez said. “It is a great movie to watch with friends, laugh, and chill.”

Even those who have not yet been able to see the movie have good things to say about it.

“I didn’t have time to see in the theaters, but it looks funny and I am looking forward to seeing it in the future,” LHS sophomore Jenna Nurse said.

LHS freshman Marcus Mayeu is excited to see the film again and for it to come out in stores.

“It was very funny, and I am waiting for it to be available to buy at Wal-Mart,” said Mayeu.

Overall, many believe that The DUFF is a good movie.

“This could be a movie to watch to have a good laugh. It has a great story behind it and many teens could relate to the movie since everyone has been in Bianca’s place at one time or another. It teaches kids that popularity isn’t everything, which is a good lesson to be learned,” said Seymour.

This film is rated PG-13, and viewer desecration is advised.