Scott Pilgrim vs the World

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Edgar Wright (2010)

112min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright makes his Hollywood feature debut with this wacky tale of youth angst based on a series of graphic novels. It plays like a surreal video game, as slacker Scott (Michael Cera, doing his bumbling hero routine) does battle with the seven evil exes of new-girl-in-town Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in order to win her heart. It's a high-gloss, high-impact approach to the otherwise humdrum reality of being an aspiring rock star in love. The visuals are wildly inventive and there's no doubting Wright's flair for comedy as he uses dramatic manga-style whip-pans and close-ups to heighten Scott's emotions. However, the series of showdowns eventually becomes repetitive, so there is no building sense of peril. Similarly, the fast-cutting doesn't allow the romance to flourish, although Cera and Winstead both have a quiet charm that helps them rise above the surrounding chaos. It's loud and brash, but strangely endearing.

Summary

A directionless bassist meets the girl of his dreams, but finds that romancing her comes with a dangerous catch. She has seven evil ex-lovers, all endowed with tremendous fighting skills or superpowers - and before he can go out with her, he is expected to face each one in a battle to the death. Comedy adventure, starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman.

Cast & Crew

Scott Pilgrim Michael Cera
Ramona Flowers Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Knives Chau Ellen Wong
Wallace Wells Kieran Culkin
Kim Pine Alison Pill
Stacey Pilgrim Anna Kendrick
Gideon Graves "G-Man" Jason Schwartzman
Stephen Stills Mark Webber
Todd Ingram Brandon Routh
Lucas Lee Chris Evans
Young Neil Johnny Simmons
Matthew Patel Satya Bhabha
Julie Powers Aubrey Plaza
Envy Adams Brie Larson
The Voice Bill Hader
Vegan policeman Clifton Collins Jr
Vegan policeman Thomas Jane
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Aug 2010
Comedy Drama