�DUFF� finds fun in the ugly side of high school labeling | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 18, 2015 4:22 PM

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Mae Whitman sasses, sashays and sparkles in "The DUFF," a snappy, sweet-spirited teen comedy about a smart girl who tries to fight high school labeling with wit and words. And the occasional punch.

It's a paint-by-numbers romantic comedy. But Whitman, best known for TV's "State of Grace" and "Parenthood," clicks with her co-stars and handles the screenplay's zingers and the droll voice-over narration her character spouts in this feature from director Ari "West Bank Story" Sandel. Sandel keeps ...

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