1998, Buena Vista Pictures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Wes Anderson

Director Wes Anderson came up with THE GRADUATE for the late 1990s with this affectionate but unblinking look at the rewards and pitfalls that come with the naivete of adolescence. Jason Schwartzman plays Max, a prep school kid who befriends disillusioned businessman Bill Murray - until both are attracted to Max's beautiful teacher (Olivia Williams).

2010, Universal, 112 min, USA/UK/Canada/Japan, Dir: Edgar Wright

When lanky, apathetic Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meets the literal girl of his dreams, the chromatically coifed Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he doesn’t realize the lengths he’ll have to go to win her affections. Let the battle of the Seven Deadly X’s begin! Break-neck, deadpan humor and hyperbolically ADD action sequences decorate director Edgar Wright’s whirling dervish adaptation of the popular graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley. With Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick and Kieran Culkin.

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