GET THE HOT GIRL. DEFEAT HER EVIL EXES. HIT LOVE WHERE IT HURTS.
22-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falls in love with a girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who has a mysterious past, but in order to date her he must defeat her seven evil exes. Director Edgar Wright knows how to maintain one’s interest and this flashy comic book movie has charming performances (especially by the ever likable Cera), a few laughs scattered here and there and above all a very playful visual style in the fashion of old video games. However, the movie as a whole is a wearying experience; the last half-hour is a bit of a drag.
2010-U.S.-Britain. 112 min. Color. Directed by Edgar Wright. Graphic Novels: Bryan Lee O’Malley. Cast: Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers), Kieran Culkin (Wallace Wells), Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson… Jason Schwartzman. Voice of Bill Hader. Cameo: Thomas Jane.