I'm neither hip nor cool. If you rounded my age up you'd hit 40 and if you asked me if I'd read the Scott Pilgrim novels I'd have said "Scott what now?" I have no interest in what's hot or cool or popular at Hot Topic these days, I'm absolutely clueless about current pop music, and I couldn't care less what's "trending" on twitter at the moment. In other words, I'm old. The maniacal new romantic comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is not exactly "geared" to my "demographic," and aside from the fact that I like the director and several cast members, I had no real rooting interest in the project one way or another.

Then I watched the film, and what I saw was one of the purest, sweetest, funniest, and most dead-on accurate portrayals of "young male in love" syndrome that I've ever seen in a cinema. One need not be a hip youngster or a seasoned film critic to see what's going on beneath the surface of this powerfully entertaining movie -- but it certainly helps to approach this strange little experiment with an open mind and a youthful heart. Anyone who dismisses this film as youth-pandering video game ephemera simply isn't looking closely enough.
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