American Splendor

Directed by Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
Starring Hope Davis, Paul Giamatti
Featured Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner

Warner Home Video | May 6, 2008 | DVD

American Splendor is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Synopsis:

American Splendor
is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, and first-class curmudgeon, Harvey Pekar. Pekar finds love, family and a creative voice through the underground comic books he creates, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout line. Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff. Pekar, played by Paul Giamatti, is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled AMERICAN SPLENDOR. Along the bumpy journey, he meets, marries and falls for Joyce, an admiring comic book seller, played by Hope Davis. Also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends. In this truly original, ultimately heartwarming film, you will find yourself deeply immersed in a world of American Splendor.

Video Release: May 6, 2008

Theatrical Release: 2003

Runtime: 101

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359203121

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An all round great film This film covers select moments out of comic book writer Harvey Pekars life. If you've read any of his work, he tends to focuses on the quieter mundane moments of life, and just like his work the film captures those same moments. However, that being said, don't let that mislead you, because in Pekars world those moments are the loudest and most profound experiences he'll have and ever want. A very touching and moving film, and by the end you're only wish Pekar and his family the best of luck in the years to come.
Date published: 2008-01-22

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American Splendor

Directed by Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
Starring Hope Davis, Paul Giamatti
Featured Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner

Video Release: May 6, 2008

Theatrical Release: 2003

Runtime: 101

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359203121


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Notes

Theatrical Release Date: August 15, 2003