Saturday, September 12, 2015
Movie review - "The Duff" (2014) **
A fantastic idea and some genuinely funny lines are sunk by miscasting and poor story decisions. Mae Whitman is alright in what is a gift lead role but Robie Arnell is terrible as the neighbour football player who is meant to be so stupid he needs help but is also great on fashion and is meant to be a "man whore". The role is written like it's meant to be a gay best friend trope and played by a male model. The actors who play Whitman's two besties have completely dead eyes and everyone plays it much too broadly. It's a dumb movie.