This film perfectly captures the post-college millennial experience before the word millennial was even invented.
It is about immature people living on their own while searching for love. Yet, like most millennials, they can’t handle confrontation, with Scott Pilgrim being the worst. He breaks his girlfriends hearts because he strings them along instead of honestly communicating his feelings with them. This is partly as a response for the way he was treated by a girlfriend in his past.
The movie adds the worst scenario possible then, what if someone who hates confrontation is forced to confront every skeleton in the closet from his new love interest. This premise plays out so well through the course of the film as Scott slowly learns how to handle himself despite his reluctance.
The movie is incredibly stylistic and its video game and manga influences are front and center.
It’s funny, action packed, and insanely re-watchable. Well done.