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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  13 August 2010 (USA)
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,609,795 (USA) (13 August 2010)


$31,494,270 (USA) (2 October 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the record store, when Knives picks up The Clash at Demonhead, Scott throws the CD onto another rack, and the Beck album 'Odelay' is visible. Beck wrote "Ramona" and composed the music for Sex Bob-Omb. See more »


In the fight scene between Roxie Richter and Ramona, when the camera is behind Ramona, her real hair can be clearly seen underneath her wig. This is not in fact Mary's real hair but the bottom layers of Ramona's hair which are dyed black. In the final desert dream sequence these black layers can be seen when Ramona reveals the computer chip on her neck Gideon uses to manipulate her. See more »


Julie Powers: So, what can I *censored* get you?
Scott Pilgrim: Is there anywhere you don't work?
Julie Powers: They're called jobs, something a *censored* ball like you wouldn't know anything about. And by the way, I can't *censored* believe you asked Ramona out after I specifically told you not to *censored* do that!
Scott Pilgrim: How are you doing that with your mouth?
Julie Powers: Never *censored* mind how I'm doing it!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo is rendered in 8-bit graphics and sound, and it segues into the beginning of the film. See more »


Referenced in Workaholics: Beer Heist (2014) See more »


We Hate You, Please Die
Written by Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit, Charles Spearin
Performed by Broken Social Scene and Erik Knudsen
Broken Social Scene appears courtesy of Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
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User Reviews

15 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Scott Pilgrim versus the World is a Canadian romantic comedy and musical based on the comic books by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott Pilgrim is a 22y.o teen-age-looking insecure guy and guitarist who plays in a rock band called Sex Bom-omb and is going out with a minor high-school Chinese girl, Knives. He seems content until he has a dream about a girl. She happens to appear in his real world in the form of Ramona, the ever-changing-hair-colour American recently moved to Toronto. Scott is over the moon, but he has to face his own personal demons, break up with sweet Knives and fight for Ramona's love against her seven exes.

Scott Pilgrim is one of the most refreshing teen-sophomore movies produced in the last years, and one the best movies of 2010. The movie is cute, funny, entertaining, has great characters, a terrific soundtrack and stunning visuals. The story is presented as in a video-game in which the main characters are the players, and their lives is the game. The issues regarding relationships are masqueraded by the video-game approach, but they have depth. Unlike many other movies focusing on the emotional challenges of very young people, sex is not the focus, although it does not avoid it either. The movie focus on how difficult is to make a relationship work when you fall in love whit people who already have an emotional baggage and you are insecure about yourself. Scott's fights against Ramona's exes are just a metaphoric way of putting it. Moreover, the emotions of the girl are not the focus here, but the emotions of a young man who is not obsessed with sex. How do you get a girl who has an emotional baggage when you are not an over-confident guy, your dream girl is uber-cool, and her exes were brilliant guys? The good thing is that any of this is boringly presented. On the contrary, the movie is lots of fun and does not take itself seriously.

All the actors are great in their roles: Michael Cera as Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau; Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons and Alison Pill as the other band members Stephen, Young and Kim. Kieran Culkin is Scott's confident grounded gay Wallace Wells, Anna Kendrick as the know it all Scott's sister Stacey, and Jason Schwartzman as the revolting Gideon Graves. However, Cera really shines in this movie, in part because his physique really portraits the character from the start.

The visuals of the movie are stunning, the camera's movement, the video-game and comic use of the screen adding to the freshness and originality of the film. The fights wit the exes are extremely funny and witty. I specially liked the fight with the Vegan ex-boyfriend, which is hilarious. Also visually stunning is the musical competition between Scott's rock band and the techno Asian twins band.

The music is truly terrific. An extra bonus to a great script.

Scott Pilgrim vs the Wold movie is not only well done but done with passion, a project cherished by the whole team and by director Edgar Wright.

The movie has freshness, soul and a special something that stays with you longer after you've seen it! It is miles away from any other young people romantic comedy lately made.

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