WHO’S IN IT?
Mae Whitman (Arrested Development), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People), Bella Thorne (Blended), Bianca A. Santos (Ouija), Allison Janney (Juno), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Skyler Samuels (Furry Vengeance), Chris Wylde (Space Cowboys), Mahaley Manning (Easy A), Nick Eversman (Get on Up), Seth Meriwether (Trouble with the Curve), Gabriela Fraile (Project Almanac), Danielle Lyn (film debut), Rebecca Weil (film debut), David Gridley (Army Wives)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ari Sandel (film debut), director; Josh A. Cagan (Bandslam), writer; Susan Cartsonis (What Women Want), McG (Supernatural) and Mary Viola (Before We Go), producers; Dominic Lewis (Free Birds), composer; David Hennings (Horrible Bosses), cinematographer; Wendy Greene Bricmont (Mean Girls), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Bianca (Whitman), a content high school student, has her world rocked when she learns that she is labelled by the rest of her peers as a “DUFF” – that’s Designated Ugly Fat Friend – next to her prettier and more popular friends. Determined to overcome the label, Bianca enlists jock Wesley (Amell) to help reinvent herself to ensure her senior year doesn’t become a disaster…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Mae Whitman, an actress who for the best part of at least the last decade has been doing high quality work that has sadly been mostly overlooked, finally gets her due in a type of role that managed to catapult Emma Stone to stardom with Easy A, but with potentially more powerful effect.