American Splendor

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Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself, is the subject of this inventive biopic. Much of the film focuses on the eccentric Pekar's day-to-day life in Cleveland, particularly his relationship with his patient wife, Joyce Brabner (played by Hope Davis and also appearing as herself). As Pekar's musings are brought to the screen in this unique and engaging production, the movie playfully incorporates comic book-like panels.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
Screenwriter: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Cast: Harvey Pekar
Joyce Brabner
Toby Radloff
Hope Davis
Paul Giamatti
James Urbaniak
Judah Friedlander
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