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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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Party Goer (as Will Seatle Bowes)
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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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,609,795, 15 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,494,270, 4 October 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Ellen Wong. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Scott sits on the swing with his sister, she calls him "little brother." Stacey is 18; Scott is 22. This is a semi-repeating joke from the original comic; Stacey is seen as the more mature, "older" sibling. See more »

Quotes

Scott Pilgrim: I don't think I can hit a girl. They're soft.
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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 Hop (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Katayanagi Twins Attack
Written by Keigo Oyamada
Performed by Keigo Oyamada (as Cornelius)
Courtesy of Warner Music Japan, Inc.
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Break out the L word
23 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

For fans of all things geeky around the world, this film is for YOU! Comedy, action, romance, video games, music; "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" has everything you could ask for. It very quickly became my favourite film after watching it and I could watch it over and over again without ever getting bored of it; the same way that you could watch the same episode of Friends for the 'nth' time and find it as hilarious as the first.

Though the character feels quite different to his graphic novel counterpart, Michael Cera does an excellent job as the awkward Scott, Kieran Culkin is perfect as Wallace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a much more tragic version of Ramona Flowers but this change still works well.

Scott Pilgrim is a must-see and it deserves more recognition. Go watch it, you'll love it.


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