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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  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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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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An epic of epic epicness. 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

During the first fight scene, Young Neil is wearing a Sloan t-shirt. Chris Murphy, vocalist and bassist for the band Sloan, served as the music performance supervisor by making sure the actors knew how to play their own instruments for the camera. See more »

Goofs

In the Bass Battle scene, the bass that Todd Ingram plays does not have enough frets to play the notes in the last part of his solo. See more »

Quotes

Ramona V. Flowers: We all have baggage.
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Crazy Credits

When the cast is listed during the opening credits, the drawings in the background display little motifs related to the characters they play in the movie:
  • Chris Evans: Skateboards (Lucas Lee was a skateboarder before becoming an actor) and the logo for his character's skateboard company


  • Anna Kendrick: Coffee stains and wet mug marks (Stacey Pilgrim works at a coffee shop)


  • Alison Pill: The words "one! two! three! four! (which Kim Pine typically yells to signal the start of a Sex Bob-Omb song) and the Sex-Bob-Omb logo


  • Aubrey Plaza: Black squares (which are used to obscure Julie Powers' mouth whenever she curses)


  • Brandon Routh: Bass guitars (Todd Ingram defeats Scott Pilgrim in a bass duel) and the number 3


  • Jason Schwartzman: The three triangle symbol of Gideon's company and a pair of glasses


  • Ellen Wong: A pair of knives similar to those she uses in the final fight.


  • Kieran Culkin: A cell phone status bar (Wallace can text while sleeping)


  • Johnny Simmons: Rectangles (mimicking the design on his shirt and his Nintendo DS


  • Michael Cera: Bass Strings


  • Mary Elizabeth Winestead: Three different shades of hair, denoting how many times her character changes hair color


  • Brie Larson: Broken hearts denoting her role as a femme fatale


  • Mark Webber: An acoustic guitar.


  • Mae Whitman: Four X's denoting her position as evil ex number 4 and a razor blade denoting her razor whip


Additionally, the names of all the actors playing Ramona's evil exes are accompanied by numerous little Xs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: DVD (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl
Written by Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin, Emily Haines, John Crossingham, James Shaw, Jessica Moss
Performed by Broken Social Scene
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
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Possibly the happiest kids film since The Muppets: Christmas Carol?
10 August 2010 | by (Oosterscheldekering) – See all my reviews

I imagined that it would be hard for Michael Cera to retain the standards set by the first Edgar Wright film when I heard that he was making this one. Baring in mind that I was hardly the imagined demographic for the first outing (I'm 24 years old and not by nature a sentimental person) I could not believe that this movie could ever recapture the magic and sheer exuberance of SEAN OF THE DEAD. But it did and then some! After the first ten minutes of the film, I was so engaged in Scott Pilgrim's story telling and the characters that any fear vanished. Featuring some truly funny moments delivered by some very good young actors and once again brilliantly performed by Cera, the Scott Pilgrim film is for me, as much in league with modern children's classics as the much hyped Harry Potter!

I found the storyline joyful and uplifting without being saccharine sweet and the film boasts some wonderful cameos. Ellen Wong steals the show as the rough voiced yet somehow glamorous hit woman hot on the heels of Scott Pilgrim's delightfully over the top villains. If I had to make any fault at all with this film it is at Mary Elizabeth Winstead's unexpected casting and sometimes overly enthusiastic gushing, although generally Winstead is a decent actress she remains quite unlikeable for the first half of this film as the over-worked yet underwhelming girlfriend character. A stunning turn from Dame Kieran Culkin as she proves she still has the power to take even the smallest of roles and turn it into a wonderfully amusing, well performed piece.


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