The DUFF

Weekend Box Office: '50 Shades of Grey' Continues Domination
Weekend Box Office: '50 Shades of Grey' Continues Domination
In news that really shouldn’t surprise anyone with their finger remotely near the pulse of popular culture, 50 Shades of Grey held onto the top spot for the second week in a row, beating out a Kevin Costner Teaches Boys How To Be Men movie, a Sassy Teen Comedy, and a Comedy Sequel That No One Actually Wanted In The First Place. However, this victory does not come without an asterisk or two. As successful as 50 Shades of Grey is, a quick examination of the numbers highlights a movie that will struggle in the weeks ahead.
Mae Whitman Is the Fat, Ugly Friend in 'The DUFF' Trailer
Mae Whitman Is the Fat, Ugly Friend in 'The DUFF' Trailer
In the world of the upcoming film 'The DUFF,' we are supposed to believe that 'Arrested Development' star Mae Whitman---tiny, pocket-sized Mae Whitman---is the fat, ugly girl. Apparently every group of friends has what is called a "DUFF"---a "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." And, to be fair, the trailer has the cruel jock who tells Mae Whitman's Bianca pointing out several other examples of DUFFs who do not look fat or "ugly." They just look like whatever the opposite of a popular, conventionally attractive high school kid looks like. The first trailer for this movie isn't doing much to convince us that this isn't just a ripoff of 'She's All That,' though