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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

Posters of various bands in the movie, such as the Katayanagi Twins and The Clash at Demonhead, can be seen in the record store. See more »

Goofs

When Ramona offers Scott tea at her house, she decides to have a cup of Sleepy Time Tea. We can see the box is from Celestial Seasonings; this brand of tea is well known for excluding the string and tag from its bag design to reduce waste. But as Ramona picks up her cup of tea, we can see a string and tag. See more »

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Scott Pilgrim: I have to pee.
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References Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987) See more »

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Threshold (8-bit)
Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen)
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More wish-fulfilment for nerds.
24 June 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

My nerd credentials are reasonably high—I have a comic book collection; I go to movie conventions; I possess one or two T-shirts bearing pop culture slogans and graphics; and I obsessively review cult films on IMDb—but I'm still nowhere near qualified enough to connect with Scott Pilgrim vs The World, a film that proudly enters the realm of the über-nerd, a plane of existence where Manga is king, Japanese vinyl toys are objects of desire, retro video games are cool, web programmers are gods, and designing and building your own PC is the mark of a true man.

The hero of this film is a pale, scrawny wimp, the kind of guy whose awkward appearance would normally condemn him to a lifetime of self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy. In director Edgar Wright's nerd-centric universe, however, Scott Pilgrim is an aspirational figure: his entire existence is played out in video game/graphic-novel mode, with FX lettering and motion lines accompanying his every move; he's a bass player in a rock band; he possesses awesome fighting skills; and seriously cute/smoking hot girls find him irresistible (he even dates the gorgeous Mary Elisabeth Winstead—talk about punching above your weight!!!). In short, he is the ultimate geek icon.

For those who closely identify with the guys in The Big Bang Theory, this film is going to be the stuff of dreams, the ultimate fantasy come true, thus earning itself a dedicated fan-base; in time, it might even make its money back from the lucrative 'dweeb dollar'. But to anyone who has even the vaguest semblance of a life within the real world, it's endless geek subculture references, heavily stylised and often surreal action, incessant use of game-speak, and elevation of obnoxious loser to hero status will seriously grate on the nerves.


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