Netflix recently added “The Duff” to its ever-growing library, and subscribers are rediscovering the 2015 rom-com in a big way. The film follows Mae Whitman as Bianca Piper, who hits back against the stereotypes and cliques at her school when she finds out that she’s the so-called “designated ugly fat friend” (aka “Duff”) in her friendship group. The film points out the Duff doesn’t need to be “ugly” or “fat,” it’s more about how popular the person is. Ah, teenagers.
The cast also features the likes of “The Hangover” and “Community” star Ken Jeong, as well as “Assassination Nation” actress Bella Thorne. However, when Bianca goes against the social norms of her community, she winds up falling for her neighbor, Wesley Rush. He’s set to go to college on a football scholarship, but there’s a bit more to him than just being a jock. And if you’re wondering why Wesley from “The Duff” looks so familiar, it’s because actor Robbie Amell has had a pretty prolific career since he got started in 2005.