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American Splendor

R · 2003 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 41m
7.4/10 · IMDb 94% · Rotten Tomatoes 90% · 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.
American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series.
Music by: Mark Suozzo
Box office: $8.7 million
Budget: $2 million
Production companies: Good Machine; Dark Horse Entertainment
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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.
Is American Splendor funny?
The film gives a charming, funny, and many times engrossing account of Pekar which will surely please fans and garner some new ones and I liked it a lot.
Is American Splendor a good movie?
This film is delightful in the way it finds its own way to tell its own story. There was no model to draw on, but Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, who wrote and directed it, have made a great film by trusting to Pekar's artistic credo, which amounts to: What you see it what you get.
Aug 22, 2003
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American Splendor
Publisher
Harvey Pekar (1976–1991) Dark Horse Comics (1993–2002) DC Comics (2006–2008)
Schedule
Yearly (1976–1991) Irregular (1993–2008)
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 ...
More American Splendor: ISBN 0-385-24073-2
Artist(s): Robert Crumb; Gary Dumm; Frank Stack
No. of issues: 39
Publisher: Harvey Pekar (1976–1991); Dark Horse Comics (1993–2002); DC Comics (2006–2008)
Rating (186)
An astoundingly unique biopic about Harvey Pekar, an underground comic book legend, American Splendor is a funny, moving, and thrillingly original take on one ...
Release Date (Streaming): May 6, 2008
Writer: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
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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 ...
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
DVD: $6.25
Genre: Drama
Paperback: $45.55
Rating (69)
American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book ...
Aug 22, 2003 · 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. ...
American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series.
Rating · Review by Nell Minow
Apr 1, 2022 · Fascinating film about comic book icon Harvey Pekar who lives an unsual life and becomes an anti-hero to the alternative comic crowd. The ...
On DVD or streaming: February 2, 2004
In theaters: August 15, 2003