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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

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

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

Edgar Wright told his casting director not to hire any English actors as this was his first North American film. Satya Bhabha, who played Matthew Patel, successfully passed the audition with a non-English accent. Bhabha later revealed he was from London, England. 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 »

Quotes

Todd Ingram: We have an unfinished business. I and he.
Scott Pilgrim: He and me.
Todd Ingram: Don't you talk to me about grammar!
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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

References Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Under My Thumb
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records Inc.
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User Reviews

 
The "Gone With the Wind" of "Male Emo Bonding" Epics: Good for *older* kids
2 July 2011 | by (Gerst) – See all my reviews

My entire family enjoyed the movie, but it's NOT for younger kids. My 6 year old daughter did not like it as much as the rest of us, mostly, I think, because she called it "stinking rubbish"! It is the type of film Walt Disney Studios used to turn out routinely; a type of PG-13 film generates way more capital than any "R" rated tripe.

This movie is called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but really it's Scott Pilgrim's show, all the way. The charming lead reminds me a lot of Dennis the Menace, getting into all sorts of pickles! He means no harm, but he really does bring chaos and mayhem along with him wherever she goes. It's cute, but not especially cohesive. The cast is all very good

  • no bad acting gumming up the works. I found it surprisingly heavy at


times, almost like it was trying too hard to be taken seriously. A blessing for highly gifted children who have been frustrated by schools that have chosen to marginalize them rather than attend to their needs.

The EMO STYLE is what also made the film. There isn't that much humor but just the right amount to make this a feel good movie. A must see for everyone (it is not just for girls!) I might add that "Knives" Chou, the 17 year old high school GF, is probably the funniest east Asian stereotype since Mr. Yunioshi of Breakfast at Tiffany's. But Knives is portrayed in a way that is funny without being hardly offensive at all (except toward Asians, of course).


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