American Splendor

R ˇ 2003 ‧ Drama/Comedy-drama ‧ 1h 41m
7.4/10 ˇ IMDb 94% ˇ Rotten Tomatoes 90% ˇ Metacritic
Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself, is the subject of this inventive biopic. Much of the film focuses on the eccentric Pekar's day-to-day life in Cleveland, particularly his...
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American Splendor: Directed by Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini. With Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Josh Hutcherson, Cameron Carter.
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American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series.
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Box office: $8.7 million
Production companies: Good Machine; Dark Horse Entertainment
Budget: $2 million
Written by: Shari Springer Berman; Robert Pulcini
American Splendor is a series of autobiographical comic books written by Harvey Pekar and drawn by a variety of artists. The first issue was published in ...
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More American Splendor: ISBN 0-385-24073-2
No. of issues: 39
Artist(s): Robert Crumb; Gary Dumm; Frank Stack
Publisher: Harvey Pekar (1976–1991); Dark Horse Comics (1993–2002); DC Comics (2006–2008)
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Is American Splendor a true story?
American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series. The film, which is a hybrid production featuring live actors, documentary, and animation, is in part an adaptation of the comics, which dramatize Pekar's life.
How long is American Splendor?
1h 41m
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Where can I watch American Splendour?
You are able to stream American Splendor by renting or purchasing on Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and iTunes.
Who played Harvey Pekar?
Played to perfection by Paul Giamatti, Pekar defies the categories of hero, villain, or even anti-hero. He simply exists, an ordinary man trying to make the best of a largely disappointing life. August 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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An astoundingly unique biopic about Harvey Pekar, an underground comic book legend, American Splendor is a funny, moving, and thrillingly original take on one ...

Genre: Drama, Biography, Comedy
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 15, 2003 wide
Box Office (Gross USA): $6.0M
Release Date (Streaming): May 6, 2008
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Harvey Pekar, a native of Cleveland, was best known for his autobiographical slice-of-life comic book series American Splendor, a first-person account of his ...
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American Splendor is a biography of comic book writer Harvey Pekar. The film stars Paul Giamatti as Pekar. That was a stroke of casting genius because he played ...
Aug 22, 2003 ˇ One of the closing shots of "American Splendor" shows a retirement party for Harvey Pekar, who is ending his career as a file clerk at a V.A. ...
Nov 7, 2011 ˇ The underground comic writer Harvey Pekar didn't really do happy, but he did truth and humour in spades, which is why American Splendor, a 2002 ...
Stream American Splendor (HBO) on HBO Max. The life of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar is chronicled in this exceptionally droll film.