Skip to main content

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

USA, 2004 (MIFF 2005, International Panorama)

Director: Edgar Wright

An epic of epic epicness.

Scott Pilgrim, bass-guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, has just met the girl of his dreams. But as it turns out, dating her means dealing with her excess baggage and vanquishing a volatile line-up of super-powered foes. To win the heart of his one true love Scott has to defeat her seven evil exes - who are on their way to kill him.

Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker's quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a super-powered rom-com based on the comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley and featuring Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) as the unlikely eponymous badass.

“Part romance, part video game - a Crouching Tiger set in Archie's Riverdale.” - Globe and Mail

See the film and read the book - browse online at Readings

See also...

A DIRTY SHAME

Sylvia Stickles (Tracey Ullman) is your average prudish suburban mother, until one day she suffers a wallop on the head. With this, she transmutes into a raunchy erotomaniac. It was tow-truck driver ... More »

Palindromes

"The films of Todd Solondz rub the grotesque in our faces, the better to see ourselves, my dears... The startling and powerful [Palindromes] casts eight actors to play Aviva, a pregnant ... More »

UNDERTOW

"David Gordon Green goes Southern gothic. John (Dermot Mulroney) lives in the Georgia backwoods with his two boys - teenage Chris (Jamie Bell) and tiny Tim who sometimes wears a pilgrim hat and ... More »

Junebug

Junebug is an emotionally rich tale of a dysfunctional family in America's South, whose resentments and repressions come out with the entrance of an outsider. The wonderfully understated and comedic ... More »

pretty persuasion

Think [Heathers] or Alexander Payne's [Election] to conjure a picture of Marcos Siega's [Pretty Persuasion]. But don't go thinking this is a derivative, formulaic teen genre flick. It is a ... More »

chain

"Modern civilisation is shown as a bleakly homogenous super landscape in the ambitious [Chain], which links narrative fiction filmmaking to the avant-garde with vision and authority... the cumulative ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director