History Trivia / ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld

5th Oct '17 5:20:21 AM NWolfman
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** Roxie's line "Shut the [dial tone] up!" was originally going to be uncensored, abiding to the MPAA's "one f-bomb" rule for PG-13 movies. However, because Scott already had the line "You cocky cock!" it would have gotten the movie an R. Thankfully, [[TropesAreNotBad the resulting joke is much funnier]].
26th Sep '17 2:26:54 PM NWolfman
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* DyingForYourArt: Michael Cera underwent martial arts training for the film's fight scenes and enjoyed it so much he started training for real, making him a real life example of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: he still looks like a complete wimp, but now he's a complete wimp with a black belt.

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* DyingForYourArt: DyeingForYourArt: Michael Cera underwent martial arts training for the film's fight scenes and enjoyed it so much he started training for real, making him a real life example of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: he still looks like a complete wimp, but now he's a complete wimp with a black belt.
26th Sep '17 2:26:27 PM NWolfman
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The studio originally wanted the film to be shot in New York, Edgar Wright had to insist on using Toronto. One of the producers mentioned that normally, anything that identifies Toronto as Toronto has to be avoided when normally shooting a movie in Toronto, but here they could go nuts in shooting these locales. And they did: the movie features scenes at the (former) Honest Ed's thrift store and Casa Loma (specifically the bottom of its famous staircase, the Baldwin Steps, at the intersection of Davenport and Spadina), among others.



* DawsonCasting: Knives Chau [[RunningGag (17 years old)]] is played in the film by Ellen Wong (25 years old around the time of filming). "Rated T for Teen" Stacey Pilgrim, 18 in the film, is played by Anna Kendrick (age 25 at the start of filming). Scott Pilgrim, by contrast, is 22 in the film, though Creator/MichaelCera was 20 at the beginning of filming. Lampshaded by the 25 year old Wong:

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* DawsonCasting: Knives Chau [[RunningGag (17 years old)]] is played in the film by Ellen Wong (25 years old around the time of filming). "Rated T for Teen" Stacey Pilgrim, 18 in the film, is played by Anna Kendrick (age 25 at the start of filming). Scott Pilgrim, by contrast, is 22 in the film, though Creator/MichaelCera was 20 at the beginning of filming.filming, adding a bit of meta humor to the idea that Cera's character is dating someone significantly younger than him. Lampshaded by the 25 year old Wong:



* DyingForYourArt: Michael Cera underwent martial arts training for the film's fight scenes and enjoyed it so much he started training for real, making him a real life example of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: he still looks like a complete wimp, but now he's a complete wimp with a black belt.



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* An odd fact mentioned in the making-of documentary. The studio originally wanted the film to be shot in New York, Edgar Wright had to insist on using Toronto. One of the producers mentioned that normally, anything that identifies Toronto as Toronto has to be avoided when normally shooting a movie in Toronto, but here they could go nuts in shooting these locales. And they did: the movie features scenes at the (former) Honest Ed's thrift store and Casa Loma (specifically the bottom of its famous staircase, the Baldwin Steps, at the intersection of Davenport and Spadina), among others.
* Ellen Wong, the actress who plays Knives, is actually a few years older than Michael Cera.
* This movie has caused Michael Cera to turn himself into a real life example of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. He underwent martial arts training for the film's fight scenes and enjoyed it so much he started training for real. He still looks like a complete wimp, but nowadays he's a complete wimp with a black belt.
26th Sep '17 2:22:05 PM NWolfman
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* AcclaimedFlop: Was praised by many a critic for its original premise and overall fun story (even if most of the jokes was aimed at younger demographic). But did horribly at the box office, coming in fifth when it was released and failing to recoup its budget until the DVD came out.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Was praised by many a critic for its original premise and overall fun Despite it's niche appeal, the quirky story (even if most and humor went over extremely well with critics. ''Because'' of the jokes was aimed at younger demographic). But did horribly niche appeal, however, it bombed at the box office, coming in fifth when office and didn't recover it's budget until it was released and failing to recoup its budget until the DVD came out.on DVD.
12th Aug '17 3:50:01 AM PaulA
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Michael Cera (Scott) and Aubrey Plaza (Julie) started dating after meeting in this film.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: RomanceOnTheSet:
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Michael Cera (Scott) and Aubrey Plaza (Julie) started dating after meeting in this film.film.
** Anna Kendrick and Edgar Wright.
8th Aug '17 5:05:46 AM ClintEastwood
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** Brandon Routh playing a [[Film/SupermanReturns frequently hovering super-powered badass with glowing eyes]]. [[spoiler:And is ultimately defeated by [[KryptoniteFactor the colour green]]]]
** This is the [[Film/{{Superbad}} second time]] that Michael Cera has accidentally [[ThanksForTheMammaries punched a girl in the boob]].

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** Brandon Routh Creator/BrandonRouth playing a [[Film/SupermanReturns frequently hovering super-powered badass with glowing eyes]]. [[spoiler:And is ultimately defeated by [[KryptoniteFactor the colour green]]]]
** This is the [[Film/{{Superbad}} second time]] that Michael Cera Creator/MichaelCera has accidentally [[ThanksForTheMammaries punched a girl in the boob]].



** Edgar Wright deliberately choreographed the fight between Ramona and Roxie to show off Mary Elizabeth Winstead's gymnastic abilities and and Mae Whitman's dancing.

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** Edgar Wright Creator/EdgarWright deliberately choreographed the fight between Ramona and Roxie to show off Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead's gymnastic abilities and and Mae Whitman's Creator/MaeWhitman's dancing.



** Matthew Patel is played in the film by British actor Satya Bhabha. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he moved from London to Chicago when he was 12 and is currently based in New York. Director Edgar Wright originally didn't plan on casting British actors in his first American film, but was fooled by Bhabha's accent and had no idea he was born in the UK.

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** Matthew Patel is played in the film by British actor Satya Bhabha. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he moved from London to Chicago when he was 12 and is currently based in New York. Director Edgar Wright Creator/EdgarWright originally didn't plan on casting British actors in his first American film, but was fooled by Bhabha's accent and had no idea he was born in the UK.



** Alison Pill, Michael Cera, and Ellen Wong are all actual Canadians. Pretty much everyone else are Americans pretending to be Canadians.

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** Alison Pill, Michael Cera, Creator/MichaelCera, and Ellen Wong are all actual Canadians. Pretty much everyone else are Americans pretending to be Canadians.



* OrphanedReference:
** "Is that seriously the end of the story?" Originally, this was Kim's response to Scott's flashback about how he met Knives on the bus (she dropped her books, he picked them up), later echoed by Ramona when she hears it from Knives. The flashback scene was cut in the final version.
** In an early, discarded version of Scott and Ramona's first date, Ramona was seen lighting a cigarette, saying she smokes only on special occasions. Scott was supposed to be echoing her after his battle with Roxy, when he says he only drinks on special occasions.



* WordOfGod: Edgar Wright claims that the battle scenes are meant to feel like musical numbers, in that they only occur when the characters' emotions are too extreme for dialogue.

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* WordOfGod: Edgar Wright Creator/EdgarWright claims that the battle scenes are meant to feel like musical numbers, in that they only occur when the characters' emotions are too extreme for dialogue.



** Mary Elizabeth Winstead has revealed that [[spoiler:Ramona's little brother died when she was younger, and she wears one of his shoelaces as a necklace in memory of him]].

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** Mary Elizabeth Winstead Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead has revealed that [[spoiler:Ramona's little brother died when she was younger, and she wears one of his shoelaces as a necklace in memory of him]].
25th Jun '17 10:42:48 PM randomguy399
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Michael Cera (Scott) and Audrey Plaza (Julie) started dating after meeting in this film.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Michael Cera (Scott) and Audrey Aubrey Plaza (Julie) started dating after meeting in this film.
25th Apr '17 10:35:05 PM Silverblade2
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Michael Cera (Scott) and Audrey Plaza (Julie) started dating after meeting in this film.
13th Apr '17 1:43:17 PM NWolfman
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* BigNameFan: Creator/KevinSmith praised this film to the moon and back when it was released and borrowed heavily from it when he made ''Film/YogaHosers''.
13th Apr '17 1:30:42 PM NWolfman
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** That light switch about ten feet up on the wall when Scott first talks to Ramona? That wasn't put there by the set designer. The how they were shooting in just happened to have it. The filmmakers made sure it get it in frame because it looked funny.

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** That light switch about ten feet up on the wall when Scott first talks to Ramona? That wasn't put there by the set designer. The how they were shooting in Ramona just happened to have it.be in the house where the scene was filmed. The filmmakers made sure it get it in frame because it looked funny.
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