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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Party Goer
Party Goer (as Will Seatle Bowes)


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


An epic of epic epicness. See more »

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


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


To avoid an R-Rating, the word "Fuck", said by Envy to Julie, had to be bleeped out because Scott Pilgrim calls Todd Ingram a "cocky-cock" earlier in the film. See more »


It seems as if Scott's front door has a different handle when Wallace says "weren't you meant to take your fake high school girlfriend to the library a half-hour ago?" If you look closely, it's the bathroom door, not the front door. See more »


Ramona V. Flowers: Listen, I know I can be hard to be around sometimes. I totally understand if you don't want to hang anymore.
Scott Pilgrim: No, no, I want to hang. It's... You know, the whole evil ex-boyfriend thing...
Ramona V. Flowers: Exes...
Scott Pilgrim: It's no biggie. Um. You know, I know it's early, but I don't think anything can get in the way of how I SHIT!
[Camera cuts to Scott's ex standing behind Ramona]
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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 »


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


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Written by Jared Swilley, Cole Alexander, Ian St. Pe, Joe Bradley (as Joseph Bradley)
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User Reviews

One of Edgar Wrights finest
22 June 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough too see this film during a test preview to an audience that weren't told what we were about too see. I was honestly expecting some odd film that really needed a lot of help but i was pleasantly surprised with how great this movie was.

The movie had everyone laughing, and i mean everyone, I've been too almost every Wright film and somehow the audience wasn't as amused as i was, but this time everyone loved it. I've never heard so much laughter in one cinema.

The jokes were fast and although silly, they weren't stupid which made for quite an enjoyable film. Wright's trademark quick cuts, and simple comedy made this film, i personally think if it were directed by anyone else it wouldn't have had the same effect.

The characters were well written and performed, every individual character fitted perfectly. The film had many scenes that were quite pointless but still quite funny for example the Seinfeld scene.

Apparently its based on a comic book series? I've never heard of them before but i certainly will look out for them now. If you're a fan of Edgar Wrights films or just good silly humour you will love this film.

Great comedy, definitely the best of 2010 8/10 Morgan

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