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'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World': Best Summer Script

Michael Cera stars in the new superhero comedy, and EW has a peek at a page of the script

In the Aug. 13 superhero comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott (Michael Cera) must confront all of his girlfriend Ramona’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) former significant others. The catch? They’re superpowered comic-book villains. We asked Cera, 22, to walk us through a script page, in which Scott discusses Ramona with his roommate, Wallace (Kieran Culkin).

INT. WALLACE’S APARTMENT — DAY
Scott slumps on the couch, phone pressed to his ear. Wallace cooks bacon in the kitchen (no pants). We hear the OUTGOING MESSAGE: This is an automated voice messaging system. RAMONA is not available, please record your message after the beep.

SCOTT
Hey. It’s me, Scott again. Call me back. Scott Pilgrim. (hangs up) What’s the deal? Seriously.

Scott ambles over to the fridge and rests his head on it.

WALLACE
Yeah, you said that last night.

SCOTT
You know what really sucks though?

WALLACE
What?

SCOTT
Everything!

WALLACE
Come on guy, you can’t say you didn’t see this coming. It was right under your nose.

Wallace points to the NOTE Ramona scribbled which is pinned literally under Scott’s nose on the refrigerator:
RAMONA FLOWERS, 212-664-7665, xxxxxxx

WALLACE
What did you think these were?

SCOTT
Kisses? Seven little kisses?

WALLACE
Seven deadly X’s.

Wallace cocks an eyebrow. Scott slides to the floor.

SCOTT
Why does everything have to be so complicated?

Wallace crouches down to join Scott on the floor.

WALLACE
If you want something bad, you have to fight for it. Step up your game. Break out the L-word.

SCOTT
Lesbian?

WALLACE
The other L-word.

SCOTT
Lesbians?

WALLACE
Okay, it’s ”love.” I wasn’t trying to trick you or anything. Look, if she’s really the girl of your dreams, then you have to let her know. You have to overcome any and all obstacles that lie in your path. You have the spirit of a warrior, Scott. You can do it! Be with her! It’s your destiny!(beat) Plus, I need you to move out.

Michael Cera on the scene: This sequence’s comic tone is reminiscent of Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright’s cult U.K. show, Spaced. ”I love Spaced,” says Cera. ”The scenes with Scott and Wallace are sort of their own thing.”

In the movie, Cera shares both an abode and — platonically — a bed with Culkin. ”It was amazing to work with Kieran,” says Cera. ”I had a blast with him.”

Cera trained intensively for the film’s many fight scenes. ”But it was more of a dance, really,” he says. ”I’m still going to avoid bar fights.”