The life of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar is chronicled in this exceptionally droll film. Told through a collage of dramatic sequences, interviews with the real Pekar and his pals, and quirky animated sequences, this cinematic comic book follows Pekar's career, artistic and otherwise; his marriage; his 'cancer year'; and even his boisterous television appearances.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Exhilarating both stylistically and for its entertaining, moving portrayal of an everyman, American Splendor is a portrait of a true underground original.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Earthy, gritty and real; for older kids.

Information

Studio
HBO FILMS in Association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine Production
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2003 Home Box Office, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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