Now, you may have noticed a bit of sarcasm in my synopsis (if I didn’t make it obvious enough!) but I actually really enjoyed this movie. Whitman is a fantastic actress and works well with the limited script offered to her and manages to steal every scene that she was in. The film did have its ridiculous moments, the mall montage being the worst offender and I almost turned it off at that point because I was actually getting annoyed. However, I stuck it out and enjoyed the rest of it enough, maybe not enough to ever watch it again but it was comical in places (the fake porn scene had me crying with laughter) and kept my attention.
The supporting cast were pretty rubbish and Bianca's mom (Allison Janney) was MASSIVELY under-utilised, her talents are endless and her lines weren’t even funny from her – which is saying something. The friends only seemed to be included to make the story viable (a DUFF can’t be a DUFF if she has no friends!) but you can’t understand why she would ever be friends with these girls who she has nothing in common with but I may be overthinking the concept a bit too much. Amell however surprised me, I have always found him irritating not the best actor but he seems to have improved since his last outing in The Flash and managed to hold a lead role well – and he wasn’t too bad to look at!
It was exactly what I expected, therefore I wasn’t disappointed – which I would say is a win