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

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Also Known As:

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,609,795 (USA) (13 August 2010)

Gross:

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

There are several subtle digs at aspects of hipster culture and the perceived pretentiousness of the music industry throughout the film (when an individual makes transparent efforts to appear smarter or ahead of everyone else):
  • After just witnessing Clash at Demonhead play on stage, Young Neil casually states that: "...you should see them live. They're much better live."


  • Upon Scott's first entrance into the Chaos Theater, Comeau can be overheard saying: "The first album, is much better than... the 'first' album."


  • During Scott's second entrance into the Chaos Theater, Comeau is saying to the same group of people: "...It's just that, the comic book is better than the movie."


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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

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

As the film ends, "Continue?" screen countdown appears, similar to games like Street Fighter 2, which counts down the last few seconds before the credits begin. See more »


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Churches Under the Stairs
Written by Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew
Performed by Brendan Canning (as Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning)
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
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Fantastic!
12 November 2010 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Teenager problems (find yourself, get real, etc.) might not give anything to people considering themselves mayor adults, but consider this is a movie built on arcade video gaming motifs, I don't think it concerns mayor adults at all in the first place. I for one did not necessarily long for dark moral drama in this particular movie at all, I think the story was just about right for this movie, but you decide, if this is childish watch Haneke.

Now for the rest: Surprisingly, Scott Pilgrim features the best martial arts scenes in years. Every fight is choreographed and executed in the most awesome ways and the fact that it's not Jet Lee pulling off these moves makes it even more fun to watch. And you get the fights absolutely frequently which is really, really satisfying. The editing is incredibly skillful as probably the most crucial element that makes this work. It gives the movie an incredible rhythm, reaching new levels of dynamism and the use of CGI and the visual design is plain fantastic. The amount of creativity put into this part is mind- blowing, resulting genuine and most original style. The cast is cool and I don't think anyone should look for academy material here. I liked these kids and they suit the movie.

So, all together I found Scott Pilgrim being one of the most original, exciting and fun productions I've seen in my life. As a huge fan of things like fighting games, comics, or martial arts anime I felt satisfied to a point of screaming 'awesome' out loud after 30 minutes into the movie. Though people who never played Street Fighter or kept crossing fingers for Goku and friends yelling 'kamehameha' as evil bosses get pulverized by energy beams might not really get what Scott Pilgrim is about, it's very hard to deny the originality featured and the creative and professional qualities of the way it's executed.

Fantastic! 8/10


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