Michael Cera is an unfeasibly glamorous geek in this thin tale, writes Donald Clarke
made his daydreaming protagonist a clerk in a Yorkshire undertakers. Billy would have longed for Scott’s real life.
Such issues would matter less if Wright did not continue to exhibit such visual imagination and such enthusiasm for the possibilities of cinema. The time has come, however, for him to climb out of his mother’s basement and breathe the same air as the grown-ups.
Consider the approach taken by Sex Bob-Omb. Aware their aesthetic is (literally) somewhat one-note, the band members confine a favourite tune to a breathless 0.4 seconds. That sounds about right.
Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill Pretty in pink: Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falls for Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)