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American Splendor


Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak View All


Harvey Pekar (Writer), Shari Springer Berman (Director), Shari Springer Berman (Writer), Robert Pulcini (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 15th, 2003
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
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0 American Splendor could possibly be splendid
So yea when I first saw american splendor it left that kind of Waking Life taste in my mouth. Also I havent seen too much of Paul Giamatti in many films and he normally ends up being sort of a suppor...

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The way that the movie is driven by a broken narrative, which almost works as small-time highpoints of the life and career of Harvey Pekar, is what separates the movie from other biopics.
I never heard of Harvey Pekar until this film, but having him in the film in a kind of narrator role gives the viewer insight on the character they might not have ever known.
The funniest scene in the film in my opinion is a scene where Toby tells Harvey he's driving many miles to see a film, he tells Harvey this film was inspiring, and when he said the name of the movie, I just couldn't stop laughing.


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