American Splendor

Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff

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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 19, 2016

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Harvey Pekar was an independent comic writer, a notorious talk show guest, and a general grump. And with the film American Splendor he added another title–movie star. Pekar himself and Paul Giamatti both play the author in the film that depicts Crumb’s start in comics, and his fight with cancer. It’s possibly the most down-to-earth comic book movie Now Playing has ever reviewed…but is it good? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Comic Book Movies
Series
DC Comics Series
Original Title
American Splendor
Title
American Splendor
Director
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Author
Producer
Writer
Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, Joyce Brabner
Actors
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Daniel Tay, Donal Logue, Molly Shannon, Toby Radloff, Josh Hutcherson, Eytan Mirsky, Earl Billings, Maggie Moore, Joey Krajcar, Chris Ambrose, Cameron Carter, Mary Faktor, Madylin Sweeten, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Runtime
1 h 41 min
Release Date
15 August 2003
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Overview
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

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