Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

August 13th, 2010

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.6/10 (115,087 voted)

Critic's Score: 69/100

Director: Edgar Wright

Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin

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.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright

Michael Cera - Scott Pilgrim
Alison Pill - Kim Pine
Mark Webber - Stephen Stills
Johnny Simmons - Young Neil
Ellen Wong - Knives Chau
Kieran Culkin - Wallace Wells
Anna Kendrick - Stacey Pilgrim
Aubrey Plaza - Julie Powers
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Ramona Flowers
Ben Lewis - Other Scott
Nelson Franklin - Comeau
Kristina Pesic - Sandra
Ingrid Haas - Monique
Marlee Otto - Party Goer
Will Bowes - Party Goer (as Will Seatle Bowes)

Taglines: Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.


Official Website: Official site [Spain] | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 13 August 2010

Filming Locations: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,609,795 (USA) (15 August 2010) (2818 Screens)

Gross: $31,494,270 (USA) (4 October 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Every bassist in the movie plays with a pick rather than their fingers.

Continuity: After Envy Adams calls Scott and the crew backstage, Todd Ingram's wrist bands appear and disappear while his arms are crossed.

Crash: Hi, I'm Crash. These are the boys
Wallace Wells: [yelling out] Is that girl a boy too?
Crash: Yes!
[girl drummer flips him off]

User Review

Epic indeed

Rating: 10/10

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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