Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is dating 17-year-old Knives Chao (Ellen Wong). Knives is excited about everything—Scott, his band Sex Bob Omb, video games, music. Scott has a loyal crew, including his gay roommate Wallace (Kieran Culkin) who is constantly on the horn relaying minutiae of Scott’s life to Scott’s sister, Stacey (Anna Kendrick), who in turns calls Scott with her commentary. Scott and Knives are happy enough until Scott lays eyes on fuchsia-haired Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). First, he faces a choice. Then, he faces the wrath of the League of Seven Evil Exes. Will Scott get the girl? And, if so, which one?
Based on the Oni Press graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World plays with its running theme of video games, points scored, coins won boldly jumps onto the screen. The choreography is incredibly fun during synchronized video dance numbers and the many fight sequences. The wit is frolicsome. Some shots are made to look like actual pages from a graphic novel. A delightful viewing choice.
Director: Edgar Wright
Genre: Comedy entwined with Action
Run time: 112 minutes