While most of my fellow romance writers are preparing to see Eat Pray Love, I have already seen the film for which I couldn't wait - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World!
Directed by Edgar Wright - whose previous films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are two of my favorites - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World combines the zany logic of geek gamers with a classic quest tale. In order to win the girl of his dreams, Scott must first battle her Seven Evil Exes.
Starring Michael Cera - he of the exquisite deadpan delivery - as Scott Pilgrim
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his dream girl, Ramona Flowers
Ellen Wong as his fake high school girlfriend, a rebound relationship that turns into a stalking thing
Brandon Routh as one of the Evil Exes - here dueling Scott for bass supremacy
Jason Schwartzman as The G Man, the indie record label executive Scott's band tries to impress
Major appeal for my husband and me: the story is set in Toronto, Brad's hometown and the city I love and miss every day. Loads of west end locations are featured, including the steps leading up to Casa Loma, Honest Ed's, Lee's Palace, Pizza Pizza and TTC buses.
Linda says Amanda talked me into taking her to see this one the other night. Honestly? It was a lot of fun to watch and I'm glad she talked me into it!