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American Splendor

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Comic book stories aren't all superhero fantasies, and comic-book movies don't have to be special effects-heavy junk for perpetual adolescents, as this bittersweet adaptation of grunge-poet Harvey Pekar's American Splendor proves. Pekar's autobiographical… (more)

Released: 2003

Rating: R

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Wed Apr 1 7:45am
American Splendor HBOSGe

Well-acted, wildly original biopic about surly Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti), whose comic books on the banality of life developed a cult following. The film mixes real-life clips and animation with the narrative. Hope Davis. Pekar appears as himself, playin (more…)

Wed Apr 8 3:30am
American Splendor HBO

Well-acted, wildly original biopic about surly Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti), whose comic books on the banality of life developed a cult following. The film mixes real-life clips and animation with the narrative. Hope Davis. Pekar appears as himself, playin (more…)

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Paul Giamatti Harvey Pekar
Hope Davis Joyce Brabner
Judah Friedlander Toby Radloff
James Urbaniak Robert Crumb