Slacker’s progress

Michael Cera is an un­fea­si­bly glam­orous geek in this thin tale, writes Don­ald Clarke

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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)

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