Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is an unorthodox romantic comedy that everyone needs in their lives. It takes a modern but quirky approach to the classic young-adult love story but throws in hilarious stunts and even a few Battle of the Bands performances along the way.

This movie is a Canadian treasure set in Toronto, Ontario: featuring familiar sights such as Sonic Boom record store, Casa Loma, and Lee’s Palace to name a few. It also stars Canadian talent: Michael Cera, Alison Pill, and Ellen Wong. Scott Pilgrim is a twenty-two-year-old bassist for an unsuccessful garage band from Toronto. He’s dating high school senior Knives Chau, much to his friends’ dismay, but one day he finds himself faced with Amazon delivery woman Ramona Flowers and everything changes. She is a bit of a misfit that encompasses the classic dream girl feel with her vibrantly dyed hair and apathetic attitude that pulls him in.

However, there is a catch when it comes to dating Ramona; Scott has to defeat her seven evil exes. He is thrown into multiple high stakes, highly exaggerated fights that effectively call back to the graphic novel on which the film is based. The quick-witted performances and chemistry between the cast members in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is something we don’t see often enough in comedies; it gives the movie an untouchable amount of heart. This movie is a load of fun to watch, whether it’s spent reminiscing on places in Toronto that you’ve visited as they appear on the screen, or enjoying the over-the-top action sequences unfold; the movie really has something for everyone.

Review by Rebeca MacKinnon


Alison Pill, Ellen Wong, Michael Cera




Love Stories, MADE Better, Superheroes

Canadian connection

Starring Michael Cera, Alison Pill and Ellen Wong
Toronto, Ontario
Based on the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley