The Duff parents guide

The Duff

Duff = Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Overall D+

When Bianca (Mae Whitman) learns she has been given the nickname "the Duff", she sets out to prove she is more than just someone's "Designated Ugly Fat Friend".

Release date February 20, 2015

Violence C+
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use B

Why is The Duff rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Duff PG-13 for crude and sexual material throughout, some language and teen partying.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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The Duff
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Duff rated PG-13? The Duff is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for crude and sexual material throughout, some language and teen partying.

Violence: A character punches another in the face. A character roughs up a boy in a locker room.

Sexual Content: Although the depiction of sexual activity is limited in this film, sexual comments and suggestive dialogue run throughout it. A character simulates sexual activity with a mannequin at a clothing store. Teen characters engage in passionate kissing and frequently discuss sexual activity. Characters make crude comments about other characters’ body parts. Two adult men kiss. A teen imagines herself in a porn movie. A girls walks into a boys’ dressing room while they are changing and makes comments on some of the boys’ anatomy. A hand-drawn picture of a penis is shown on a chalkboard. Characters discuss different kinds of kissing.

Language: The script contains one strong sexual expletive, several crude terms for sexual activity, numerous crass terms for male and female genitals, frequent rude name-calling, scatological slang terms, and other frequent profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A woman drinks to deal with her divorce. Teenaged characters party. A character accuses an athlete of using steroids—he doesn’t deny it.


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The Duff
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes 14A
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Cast and Crew

The Duff is directed by Ari Sandel and stars Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Duff movie is June 9, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The DUFF
Release Date: 9 June 2015
The DUFF releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) with the following extras:
- "The DUFF Hits The Red Carpet" featurette
- "Bringing the Book to Life" featurette
- "Teen Comedies and The DUFF" featurette
- "I Am the DUFF" featurette
- The DUFF Files
- Extended Gag Reel

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The challenges of being popular in high school are also depicted in Mean Girls and Easy A. For a kinder look at the adolescent scene, see High School Musical 1, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3.

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