First of all, the movie is an absolute cinematic masterpiece. Edgar Wright has to be one of the best visual storytellers out there making movies. Even though I know the movie by heart, it is the first time I actually sat down to read the comic.
Genre: graphic novel, comic, slice of life, humor, romance
Content warnings: comic book fights (no gratituous violence), some cheating and controlling characters (frown upon)
The dialogue is very funny and on point, I didn’t realize so many scenes were lifted from the comic to the movie. The story follows around Scott, an unemployed 23 year old slacker. He lives in a one room place with his roommate Wallace and for some god knows why reason dates a 17 year old high schooler. The thing about Scott is, he is not really the best guy, but he is pretty okay and he learns how to be better at least. He also plays in an indie band with friends which seems to be the most he has going on in his life right now. Right until he starts dreaming about a very cool, american girl – who turns out be a real life person who is new in town.
This is where the story starts, Scott gets quickly obsessed with Ramona and he has to figure out how to date her. The only thing in his way is, well, his own girlfriend whom he has not broken up with yet and Ramona’s several exes whom he has to fight.
The art style is unique, it conveys the characters styles and personalities great. The emotions are conveyed very well. The dialogue is witty and funny and highly relatable.
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