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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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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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Storyline

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>

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Taglines:

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

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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

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13 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,604,545 (UK) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

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

Ramona's idea for fighting Roxanne, the fourth evil ex, was originally Scott's idea in the graphic novels to fight Envy Adms. See more »

Goofs

Scott tells the band that he has learned the bass line from Final Fantasy 2, then plays the battle scene from Final Fantasy 4. The game Final Fantasy II was released as Final Fantasy 4 in Japan but re-titled as Final Fantasy 2 in the United States and Canada. See more »

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Matthew Patel: This is impossible. How can this be?
Scott Pilgrim: Open your eyes. Maybe you'll see!
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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 »

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References Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) See more »

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By Your Side
Written by Sade, Stuart Matthewman, Paul Denman, Andrew Hale
Performed by Beachwood Sparks
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Epic indeed
24 July 2010 | by (Turlock, California) – See all my reviews

The tagline for this film is "An Epic of Epic Epicness" and I couldn't agree more. After waiting in line for 3 hours after last night's Comic-Con and finally being sat in the gorgeous Balboa Theater, I didn't know what to expect. I loved the comics and the previews looked faithful. The moment the movie starts (literally; the Universal logo and theme are 8-bit) you are thrown into a comic book atmosphere with video game references aplenty.

The plot revolves around Scott Pilgrim needing to defeat the 7 Evil Exes of Ramona Flowers in order to date her and it is a harrowing sequence of battles. Each fight is crazier than the last and some are used purely for comedy, not excitement. Almost every other line is a punchline and they all work. References to TV shows, video games and comics (just like a 20-something's life would include) are everywhere and if you accept the concept of the plot, it all feels natural.

While the audience might've been biased (we held a 10-minute standing ovation for Edgar Wright when the movie finished) there's no denying that it's an excellent film. Edgar Wright has an uncanny sense of comic timing with edits and sound cues to make the picture tight and focused when it's looking for laughs.

I can't imagine a mainstream theater erupting in applause and laughter like ours did but make no mistake; this a crowd pleaser and the MOST enjoyable film I've seen in years. Don't hesitate to watch this masterpiece in a theater near you.


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