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American Splendor
7.3 Rating
(362 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Chris Ambrose

Chris Ambrose

Superman
Joey Krajcar

Joey Krajcar

Batman
Cameron Carter

Cameron Carter

Green Lantern
Daniel Tay

Daniel Tay

Young Harvey
Mary Faktor

Mary Faktor

Housewife
Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Harvey Pekar
Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar

Real Harvey


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Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar

comic book series American Splendor and
Joyce Brabner

Joyce Brabner

comic book series Our Cancer Year


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A very good movie

3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 31 12:59
Back in the 90’s, Paul Giamatti was one of those guys you would spot very often in a movie, always a supporting character, usually with a good performance but you never knew his name and the guy was simply and completely overlooked. However, it all changed with this brilliant movie. Indeed, for once, Giamatti had the lead and he completely rocked (a year later, he would finally seal the deal wit... read more

American Splendor (2003)

2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 6 22:07
This movie develops a particular narrative about the life and work of Harvey Pekar, a comic writer who rose to fame after revolutionizing the landscape of American cartoonists and establish a model of alternative comics. Under the title "American Splendor", Harvey moved to its own existence bullets putting reality to fantasy and mediocrity to hope. And with that look sour and gloomy, was drawn by ... read more
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Description: Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz ... (more)
Release date: 12 September 2003
UPC: 026359203121
Drama (12), Comedy (10), Biography (9), 2000s (8), Biopic (8), 2003 (5), Indie (5), Comic Books (5), (5), Black Comedy (3), Comics (3), Love (2), Famous People (2), Usa (2), Color (2), Cleveland (2), Dramedy (2), 101 Min. (2), Curmudgeon (2), Based On Life (2)
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"Katsottu: 26.11.2013 Enpä ole sarjakuvaa lukenut tai muutenkaan Harvey Pekarin elämään perehtynyt, josta johtuen aluksi elokuva ei meinannut toimia. Sarjakuvamainen ilme ja fiilistely oli kuitenkin tehty hyvin. Myös herran elämä vaikutti mielenkiintoiselta, kaikkine masentavine käänteineen. Pieni kiinnostus itse sarjakuvaakin kohtaan heräsi, josko sitä joskus lukisi muutaman lehden verran?"


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"April 6 "Here's our man. Yeah, all right. Here's me. Well, the guy playin' me anyway. Even though he don't look nothin' like me. But, whatever." I really loved this movie. The characters are great, so was the story and I like how the real Harvey Pekar was involved in this movie. I also liked how they edited this movie to make it feel like a comic book."


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