Sunday, April 5, 2015
I have to admit that I had no intention of seeing The Duff. The title alone was enough to turn me off. I was the designated ugly fat friend in high school, why would I want to go see a movie about that? But then my friends started going to see and they were posting really good reviews about it. My curiosity was piqued so a group of friends and I went to see it. I absolutely loved it! This movie is hilariously funny, touching and swoon-worthy.
The message of accepting yourself and the importance of friendship is one that I wish I had gotten when I was in high school. I remember thinking that the labels we carried around were actually important and I based my self worth on those. If one person learns the lesson that what others think about them doesn't matter, this movie will be worth it.
Just a warning- the movie is rated PG-13 and is definitely inappropriate for anyone younger than that. To me it was about the same as Easy A as far as what age group should see the movie.
I'll leave you with a quote that sums up the movie perfectly and is how I try to live my life- "You're only as awesome as you think you are."