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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

Writers:

Michael Bacall (screenplay), Edgar Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life See more »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,000,000
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Scott and Knives are about to break up, in the record store before they break up you can faintly hear the song Black Sheep by Metric, also song by Clash at Demonhead before Scott and Todd's fight. 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 »

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

Referenced in Hop (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Under My Thumb
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records Inc.
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Epic indeed
24 July 2010 | by Crys383-3See all my reviews

The tagline for this film is "An Epic of Epic Epicness" and I couldn't agree more. After waiting in line for 3 hours after last night's Comic-Con and finally being sat in the gorgeous Balboa Theater, I didn't know what to expect. I loved the comics and the previews looked faithful. The moment the movie starts (literally; the Universal logo and theme are 8-bit) you are thrown into a comic book atmosphere with video game references aplenty.

The plot revolves around Scott Pilgrim needing to defeat the 7 Evil Exes of Ramona Flowers in order to date her and it is a harrowing sequence of battles. Each fight is crazier than the last and some are used purely for comedy, not excitement. Almost every other line is a punchline and they all work. References to TV shows, video games and comics (just like a 20-something's life would include) are everywhere and if you accept the concept of the plot, it all feels natural.

While the audience might've been biased (we held a 10-minute standing ovation for Edgar Wright when the movie finished) there's no denying that it's an excellent film. Edgar Wright has an uncanny sense of comic timing with edits and sound cues to make the picture tight and focused when it's looking for laughs.

I can't imagine a mainstream theater erupting in applause and laughter like ours did but make no mistake; this a crowd pleaser and the MOST enjoyable film I've seen in years. Don't hesitate to watch this masterpiece in a theater near you.


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