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
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
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
(as Will Seatle Bowes)
Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
Release Date: 13 August 2010
Filming Locations: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,609,795
(15 August 2010)
(4 October 2010)
Did You Know?
Every bassist in the movie plays with a pick rather than their fingers.
After Envy Adams calls Scott and the crew backstage, Todd Ingram's wrist bands appear and disappear while his arms are crossed.
Hi, I'm Crash. These are the boys
Is that girl a boy too?
[girl drummer flips him off]
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.