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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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Edgar Wright

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Michael Bacall (screenplay), Edgar Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cera ... Scott Pilgrim
Kieran Culkin ... Wallace Wells
Anna Kendrick ... Stacey Pilgrim
Alison Pill ... Kim Pine
Aubrey Plaza ... Julie Powers
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Ramona Flowers
Jason Schwartzman ... Gideon Graves
Johnny Simmons ... Young Neil
Mark Webber ... Stephen Stills
Ellen Wong ... Knives Chau
Satya Bhabha ... Matthew Patel
Will Bowes ... Party Goer (as Will Seatle Bowes)
Celine Lepage Celine Lepage ... Party Goer
Keita Saitou Keita Saitou ... Kyle Katayanagi (as Keita Saito)
Mark Leroy ... Party Goer (as Mark LeRoy)
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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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Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts. 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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Trivia

The version of the song "Ramona" at the end of the movie is played in the style of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" as it uses a mellotron, acoustic guitar and the "continue" countdown mimics the space rocket countdown from Bowie's song. See more »

Goofs

Amazon.ca sends packages by regular mail or Canada Post's Xpresspost system. It does not have its own delivery people. But some leeway must be allowed here, as Ramona uses as a magic time portal as a delivery route. If such a fast, cheap delivery system existed, Amazon would surely adopt it. See more »

Quotes

Scott Pilgrim: I know you play mysterious and aloof just to avoid getting hurt. And I know you have reasons for not wanting talk about your past. I want you to know that I don't care about any of that stuff. Because I'm in lesbians with you.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The test screening showed at the end Scott getting back together with Knives Chau while Ramona continues to walk away. Scott and Knives walk away into the snow. See more »

Connections

References Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Nervous Breakdown
Written by Mario Roccuzzo
Performed by Eddie Cochran
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Fantastic!
12 November 2010 | by bennyhagenSee 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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Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,609,795, 15 August 2010

Gross USA:

$31,524,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,664,559
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