September 30th, 2011: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Cast and Crew:  Bryan Lee O’Malley (Comics); Mark Webber, Allison Pill, Johnny Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Hader, Clifton Collins Jr., Thomas Jane

What It’s About: When twenty-two year old bassist/video game enthusiast Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), literally meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), there are just a few problems:  Ramona’s seven evil exes, who Scott will need to battle to the death, how to handle breaking up with Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) the seventeen year old ingenue Scott just began seeing, and Scott’s own evil ex, enormously successful singer Envy Adams (Brie Larson).  Can Scott survive these challenges and land Ramona?

Why Watch it Today?: It’s Kieran Culkin’s birthday today.  Kieran steals much of the movie as Scott’s best friend and roommate,  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was an unnecessarily narrowly marketed film that continues director Edgar Wright’s excellent track record of bringing funny, fun films with geeky subjects to the screen.  Read my full review here.

Where to Get ItLibraries, Netflix (rental)

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