American Splendor

  • 2003
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  • R
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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... More

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Ends 12/31/14. 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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