Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans
Genre: Action, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 52m
Rotten Tomatoes: 82% (Critics), 84% (Audience)
In 2010, Edgar Wright assembled a cast of up-and-coming stars for an adaptation of the cult graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Michael Cera plays the titular hero, a bass player for the band Sex Bob-Omb, as he contends with his messy personal relationships and literally fights his love interest’s seven evil exes. The movie plays out like a live-action, beat-em-up arcade game as Scott, after getting an email from the League of Evil Exes, must defeat them in order to date Ramona Flowers. These opponents include action-movie star Lucas Lee (Chris Evans), rival bass player Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), and a hot shot record producer, Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman). The rest of the all star cast includes Kieran Culkin as Scott’s gay best friend Wallace, Aubrey Plaza as Scott’s frenemy Julie, and Oscar winner Brie Larson as Scott’s ex, rock star Envy Adams.
Coming to Netflix on Nov. 1.