Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Clever, entertaining fantasy romance for gaming-era teens.

PG-13 2010 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 131 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Hold on to your hats and let go of your expectations!

Edgar Wright in his Wright awesomeness. This film is not predictable in its presentation or even in its narrative conclusions. The ins and outs of the film left me dizzy with the sweet sensation of what just happened? Although mostly heteronormative in nature this film offers new meaning to teenage video game drama...I see it as part of the legacy of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the explosive teen genre that has ensued. This film puts it all on its head and does a street fighter headspin with legs flailing in synchronized round kicks to the tired genre of boy meets girl.
age 11+

Fun, creative film has language and sexual content

Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a fun, entertaining flick, but it does use some language that may not be appropriate for kids. VIOLENCE: Cartoon-like fights take place multiple times throughout which include unrealistic depictions of frantic punching, kicking, flying. Huge electric monsters fight at a certain point. In one scene a man has his face slightly cut, no blood. LANGUAGE: Words such as “f*ck”, “sh*t”, “b*tch”, “slut”, “cock”, “ass” and more are used one way or another. The word “f*ck” is never said directly, however it is used 14 times in total. It is used 10 times bleeped out (however it is still very clear what is being said”), it is used twice in letter form such as “OMFG” and “Your about to get f’d in the b”. It is also used twice more as a reference to “f*ck-man” referencing Pac-Man. This is never said. One direct use of “cock” as an insult as “You cocky cock!”. It is also referenced on several other occasions as “cockiness” and “cocky” however not in the form of the non-swear. Several direct uses of “sh*t”. SEXUAL CONTENT: Several references to gay sex, sexual intercourse and more. A man and a woman make out on a bed but stop before having sex. One scene of gay sex, however it is only shown for a second and most of it is cut off by the shot. Nothing remotely severe is shown before they are interrupted. The band depicted in the movie is called “Sex Bob Bomb”. Nothing sexual is related to the band. Several sexual references using the expletive “f*ck” such as “your about to get f’d in the b”. Other references. OVERALL: 11+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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