The DUFF is a forthcoming daft comedy, released in the UK on April 6th, which doesn’t refer to where-is-she-now actress Hilary Duff, Johnny Vegas-starring Ideal sitcom creator Graham Duff, nor Homer Simpson’s favourite tipple, but actually stands for “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”, when a high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF in question, to her prettier more popular friends.
Starring Mae Whitman as Bianca – the DUFF, plus Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell and Allison Janney, this made me laugh a fair bit so it looks worth a watch upon its UK release… or so I thought.
Unfortunately, it’s yet another film which has been censored. And while it’s usually 20th Century Fox doing the dirty deed – the latest example being Kingsman – this time it’s Entertainment One UK Ltd.
The BBFC confirmed:
“This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was advised it was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene involving strong sex references. When the film was submitted for formal classification, this sequence had been removed and the film was classified 12A.”
Their site also says that more info will be available on March 27th, but they only ever post the content of what’s left, not what’s cut which is described above.
Hopefully the Blu-ray and DVD release will be uncut. but don’t bet the farm on it. Perhaps import the US release when the time comes? At leas Blu-ray discs aren’t region-locked. Then again, neither are DVDs once you set your machine to circumvent them.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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